The once brick house of allegations against Bill Cosby has quickly become a house of cards as two of his most prominent accusers, Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson, have come under some serious fire from a pretty credible source. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Don Gibble Johnson’s former manager stated the claims of both women we falsified and fabricated
As a Hollywood insider working directly with Johnson as her manager in the Early 90’s,the time period in which the alleged assault occurred, and a close acquaintance of Janice Dickinson for 20+ years, Gibble recalls very different accounts of the scenarios publicly espoused by each woman.
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Johnson recently alleged in a Vanity Fair piece that Cosby drugged her at his home in the mid-1980s after serving her a cup of cappuccino during a period in which Johnson was auditioning for a role on his sitcom. Johnson said that Cosby forcibly threw her, drugged, into a cab.
It caught Gibble’s attention when she re-iterated this account In her recent appearance on the popular daytime television show, The View. But her former manager said that Johnson told him her Cosby on many occasions, and that it only involved one personal meeting: at a pleasant, non-eventful brunch with Cosby and his wife Camille.
“She said she had brunch with him and his wife, and it was a great experience. And then on ‘The View’ it flip-flopped,” Gibble said. “It was odd to me that she changed her story. She said [she was] drugged and raped. I just remember that was not the conversation we had. And we had it repeatedly.”
“It was brunch. It was just one time. It was a typical nice pleasant experience,” Gibble said, reliving Johnson’s words. ”It can be easily proven that Camille Cosby was at that brunch, so it was kind of dumb for her to lie.”
Johnson “had brunch with him once and then they would run into each other at NAACP awards and premieres,” Gibble said.
Johnson even listed Cosby as one of the Hollywood producers that she had a good relationship with and hoped to work with again.
“When I first met her in the early ’90s I had her make a list of all the producers she had a good experience with so I could call and get her in,” Gibbs said.Johnson put Cosby on her list.“Basically, she only had a good experience with him, so if he had been producing something at that time I could have easily called that office and gotten her an appointment.”
“It was ridiculous,” Gibble said, referring to watching Johnson change her story on “The View.” “I thought this was insane.”
Janice Dickinson’s story also has some major cridbility issues according to Gibble. Dickinson recently claimed that Cosby drugged her with a pill and raped her in 1982 in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe.But according to Gibble, Dickinson said at Hollywood parties “many times” that Cosby made a pass at her in a hotel, which she rejected. Cosby then went to bed without assaulting her, according to Dickinson’s original version of events.Records demonstrate that Dickinson changed her story.Dickinson told the San Francisco Examiner in June 2006 that Cosby hit on her in a hotel but that nothing physical happened:
“The self-proclaimed ‘world’s first supermodel” and former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ judge says that she was asked to tone down a section in her 2002 book, ‘No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World’s First Supermodel,’ in which she details an incident where Cosby tried and failed to lure her into his hotel room. Dickinson claims she had dinner with The Cos and after the meal the comedian pulled the ol’ ‘you owe me’ excuse.
While promoting her new book, ‘Check Please! Dating, Mating and Extricating,’ on Howard Stern’s satellite radio show, Dickinson called Cosby a ‘bad guy’ who preys on vulnerable women.”
The New York Observer reported in September 2002 that Cosby “blew her off” after Dickinson rejected his advances:
“‘You really can sing,’ Muddy Waters told her, and she believed him, and believed Bill Cosby when he told her the same lie-that is, until she didn’t want to go to bed with him and he blew her off.”
The Observer quoted an excerpt from Dickinson’s book:
‘Exhausted?’ he asked, and it was clear he was trying hard to keep his temper in check. ‘After all I’ve done for you, that’s what I get? I’m exhausted ….’”
“‘Well gee Bill, if I had known it was going to be like this-’
“He waved both hands in front of my face, silencing me. Then he gave me the dirtiest, meanest look in the world, stepped into his suite, and slammed the door in my face.”
With respected members of the industry such as Mr. Gibble and Phylicia Rashad coming forward in defense of Bill Cosby, I wonder how long he will continue to be eviscerated publicly with no substantial proof of the many allegations. It is indeed ALL tea, and ALL shade, that the moment the prominent member of the African American elite decided to create his own network, all of the character assassinating and career destroying allegations surfaced. I am not implying that there is conspiracy, however this certainly falls under the “things that make you go hmmm” category. For all parties involved however, may the truth be the strongest and most powerful force.
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