Garcelle Beauvais’s new e book, Love Me As I Am, is brimming with tales not solely about her childhood and at this time, however her earliest years within the leisure trade, when she was a mannequin and first showing in TV reveals and flicks, comparable to Coming to America, Miami Vice and, in 1984, The Cosby Show. She remembers encountering the latter present’s co-creator and star, Bill Cosby, who has since repeatedly been accused of sexually assaulting girls, when she was 18.
“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,” Beauvais instructed Bevy Smith this week on SiriusXM’s Bevelations. “And then something told me, ‘Get out of there.’ And that’s exactly what I did.”
Since 2014, dozens of girls have accused Cosby of sexual assault, lots of them after that they had been drugged. The comic was infamously convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, though his conviction was overturned on a technicality in June.
Cosby has at all times maintained his innocence. His rep declined to remark for this story.
Although Beauvais did not speak about her brush with Cosby when a lot of the victims got here ahead, within the wake of the #MeToo motion, she was compelled to incorporate it in her memoir.
“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,” Beauvais stated of her 14-year-old twin sons with Nilon, Jax and Jaid, and her now grownup son Oliver with ex-husband Daniel Saunders. “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.”