Garcelle Beauvais was hesitant to include her decades-old relationship with accused sexual predator Bill Cosby in her memoir, Love Me As I Am.
Beauvais confessed to co-star Dorit Kemsley on this weeks episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which was shot several months before the books' release in April.
Beauvais, 55, warned that some of her stories may irritate individuals, but Kemsley commended her friend for putting them down anyway.
Beauvais explains some of the stories in the book that I never talked about in a later confessional. I recall an encounter with Bill Cosby. That was really frightening.
When she allegedly received a call from her agency letting her know that Cosby, who is 30 years her senior, wanted her phone number, she said she was an 18-year-old model living in New York City.
In a SiriusXM radio interview in June, she said she gave her team permission to pass along her information.
According to Beauvais' statements, the then-star of The Cosby Show called her 20 minutes later and said, I've seen you around and I think you'd be perfect for the program. Im going to offer you a tiny part, but I also believe education is extremely important.'
Beauvais told Cohen that she thought it was bizarre for someone she didnt know to declare she needed further education, but she did get the role of nurse in a 1986 episode of the popular sitcom.
The Bravolebrity claims she was later invited to the Manhattan townhouse of Emmy winners.
I want to talk to you about your career. I want to talk to you about your education. She recalls him reportedly telling her. You know the whole setup that he employs.
Beauvais claimed Cosby offered her a pint after she arrived at his house. I was a baby, she noted at the time of her underage self. I was like, 'Uh, sure.'
Beauvais claims she was handed a glass of Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavored liquor that is usually colourless.
I don't drink much, and I've never heard of Sambuca, she said.
I remember drinking a cocktail but not feeling great. I just didnt feel right, she replied, confirming to Cohen that she now believes something was done in her cocktail.
Something told me to get out of there. And I literally got up, and I ran out of there. And I got into a taxi, and I went to my apartment.
Beauvais said she was depressed and immediately contacted her mother.
And what was really interesting was that the next week, he had a big I love my wife dinner, which she shared, adding that she never heard from him again.
The reality star said the encounter turned out to be a cautionary tale about really listening to your gut instincts.
Beauvais explained that she did not want her story to be clouded by the roughly 60 women who accused Cosby of rape, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct in the majority of 2014 and 2015.
I didnt have anything concrete to add to the tale when all of this was revealed about him treating women, and I didnt feel like I should have done that, according to the actress.
People would have assumed that I was just jumping on the bandwagon to join the bandwagon, and I didn't want to do that. Also, my boys were tiny, and I didn't want to subject them to that type of stuff.
Cosby's reps did not immediately respond to Page Six's plea for comments.
The statute of limitations had expired for most of the Cosby's alleged victims by the time they went public with their claims.
Nevertheless, he was found guilty of smuggling and abusing Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania residence in 2018.
However, his sexual assault conviction was overturned on a technicality last June, and the comedian, now 85, was freed from prison.
He tweeted as a free man. I have always maintained my innocence.