Another actress has raised her voice along with the ever-growing chorus of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault – and her story is no less disturbing.
Katherine McKee, an actress and former Vegas showgirl, who at the time was Sammy Davis Jr’s self-proclaimed “road wife,” released a statement claiming that the comedian attacked her in a hotel in Michigan when she dropped by to deliver him a plate of ribs for dinner.
McKee revealed to the New York Daily News, “Back then, I was Sammy’s road wife. He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That’s how it went… He (Cosby) was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy’s girl… I remember I walked in the door (of Cosby’s hotel room to bring him some dinner), and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me.”
Like many of Cosby’s other victims, McKee kept the incident a secret because she felt ashamed, and never revealed the assault to Sammy Davis. “I never said a word. I was too uncomfortable about it… I didn’t want to put that in Sammy’s head. I was mad at my own self for not saying, ‘What the f**k?’ Why didn’t I stop it and get him away from me? But it happened too fast. I was absolutely flabbergasted. And I had the guilt. I questioned myself, ‘Why did I go there? Why did I bring him those ribs? Maybe he thought that’s what I wanted too?’… I figured, ‘If I don’t think about it, it won’t bother me.’ Of course, with all these women surfacing now, it flushed it out. It was a rape, but it seemed so strange to call it that. We think of rape as a stranger who attacks you in a parking lot. I chalked it up to another powerful person in Hollywood who just felt he could take what he wanted from women.”
Cosby and his lawyers have continued to dismiss the claims as false, but what else could they do?
Johnson has since received support from the celebrity community and women around the world:
It’s not easy doing the right thing sometimes!!! Thank you for your love & support Break the Silence of Sexual Abuse!
— Beverly Johnson (@BeverlyJohnson1) December 11, 2014
The floodgate remains open as Cosby receives another assault accusation. McKee’s story is no less disturbing…