Actress and star of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Garcelle Beauvais reflected on the time she visited the home of disgraced Hollywood star Bill Cosby.
As part of her “Love Me As I Am” memoir promotional tour, Garcelle appeared as a guest on SiriusXM’s “Bevelations” with host Bevy Smith.
She starred in an episode of “The Cosby Show” in 1984 and told Smith about the “eerie” feeling she felt stepping into his home.
“I felt like when I got to his brownstone that I wasn’t the only one there besides him. There was something eerie about not knowing if there’s anybody else in the house and then having, you know, him asking me if I wanna drink, and I wasn’t a drinker. So it was all those things,” she said. “And then something told me, ‘Get out of there.’ And that’s exactly what I did.”
The comedian was accused of sexual assault by 60 women. Under oath, he admitted to drugging women with quaaludes in order to have sex with them. Cosby was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand in 2014. He was sentenced to three to seven years in prison. But in June, the conviction was overturned due to a technicality.
“You know, my kids were little [back then], and my divorce [from Mike Nilon was going on], I didn’t wanna drag them into it. And I felt like I didn’t have anything concrete,” she said, explaining why she did not speak out about the encounter during the height of the Cosby scandal.
She added, “It would’ve been me just piling on, and I wouldn’t want people to think that, oh, I just wanted to be part of that and have my name out there. I included it in the book because it was a part, it was a part of listening to your gut.”