Garcelle Beauvais opens up about including ‘scary’ encounter with Bill Cosby in her memoir

Garcelle Beauvais opens up about including ‘scary’ encounter with Bill Cosby in her memoir

Garcelle Beauvais has spoken openly about including her alleged “scary” encounter with Bill Cosby in her new memoir, Love Me As I Am.

The topic came up when Beauvais, 55, met with Dorit Kemsley and revealed she was busy recording the audio version of her then-to-be-released memoir about the latest episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

Beauvais admitted she was “a little scared” about the book’s publication as it “told stories I never told.”

‘I’m a little scared’: Garcelle Beauvais has been open about including her alleged encounter with Bill Cosby in her new memoir, Love Me As I Am

Beauvais said some of her stories “might shock people” but was praised by Dorit for still including them.

Then she mentioned Cosby by name in a confessional: “There are stories in the book that I never spoke about,” she admitted. “I had an experience with Bill Cosby. That was really scary.’

“There were things I thought I had peace about, and writing the book I realized, ‘No, there’s no peace, it’s still haunting you,'” she added.

Garcelle opened up about her encounter with the star, which allegedly took place in the 1980s, during an interview on Radio Andy earlier this year.

New book: During an interview on Radio Andy earlier this year, Garcelle opened up about her encounter with the star, which allegedly took place in the 1980s

New book: During an interview on Radio Andy earlier this year, Garcelle opened up about her encounter with the star, which allegedly took place in the 1980s

Garcelle, who worked as a model in the 1980s, recalled receiving a message from her agency that the Grammy winner wanted her phone number.

“He was everybody’s dad back then. He was bigger than life.”

The young actress agreed and quickly got a call from the TV icon, who told her: “I’ve seen you and I think you would be great for the show. I’ll offer you a small part, but I also think education is really important.’

Small role: The RHOBH star claimed the TV icon tracked her down and offered her a small role on the top-rated sitcom.  Seen here as a nurse in a 1986 episode

Small role: The RHOBH star claimed the TV icon tracked her down and offered her a small role on the top-rated sitcom. Seen here as a nurse in a 1986 episode

The Coming to America star explained that she found the last part of the conversation “really weird” because “someone I didn’t really know” thought she needed more education.

According to her IMDB page, the young actress was cast as a nurse in an episode of The Cosby Show in 1986 but was not given an on-screen credit.

Garcelle called the experience a “cautionary tale about really going with your gut.”

Ran: Garcelle said she ran out of the comedian's house after being served a drink, claiming,

Ran: Garcelle said she ran out of the comedian’s house after being served a drink, claiming, “I just didn’t feel right. And something told me to get out there’

She recalled being invited to the would-be mentor’s home to talk about her career and education.

“I get there and he asked me if I wanted a drink and I, I was a baby. I said, ‘Sure.’ And he gave me Sambuca. And I remember it very well because I, I didn’t drink and I had never heard of sambuca. And I remember taking a sip and not feeling great.

“And I don’t know, I just didn’t feel right. And something told me to get out of there. And I literally got up and ran out of there and got in a cab and I went to my apartment and I freaked out.

1655418469 94 Garcelle Beauvais ran from Bill Cosbys house after being served

Coming up: The star explained she didn’t come forward when dozens of women made similar allegations against Cosby because she had “nothing concrete to add to the story”.

When asked if she thought the drink was drugged, the Models, Inc. star was blunt: “I absolutely believe it was.”

The star explained that she didn’t come forward with her allegations when dozens of women made their own similar allegations against the NAACP Image Award winner because she had “nothing concrete to add to the story” and because people thought she would jump on the moving train.

Bill Cosby was convicted of aggravated indecent assault in 2018 and sentenced to prison, stemming from an attack on a Temple University staffer at his home in 2004.

Accused: More than 50 women have accused the I Spy star of assault

Accused: More than 50 women have accused the I Spy star of assault

He served almost three years behind bars to a sentence of three to 10 years before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the conviction. That decision was based on promises by the former district attorney that he would not be prosecuted for testifying in a 2005 civil lawsuit in which he was sued by the same woman.

In documents released from that civil case, the entertainer admitted to having casual sex involving recreational use of the tranquilizer (Quaaludes) with a number of young women and acknowledging that dispensing the prescription drug was illegal. He also claimed that all sex was consensual.

More than 50 women across the US have accused the former entertainer of sexually harassing them.

In June, a Los Angeles County jury found Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting then 16-year-old Judy Huth at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. They asked him to pay her $500,000.

Jail: The comedian served three years behind bars for aggravated indecent assault before the conviction was overturned on formal grounds

Jail: The comedian served three years behind bars for aggravated indecent assault before the conviction was overturned on formal grounds