Garcelle Beauvais has revealed a harrowing encounter with Bill Cosby that thankfully didn’t go any further than Beauvais’ correct instincts.
According to Yahoo! Entertainment, Beauvais talks about her encounter in her new book, Love Me As I Am, her memoir detailing her life in Hollywood as a model-turned-actress. She had a small role on The Cosby Show in 1984, when she was 18 years old.
She wrote how she felt strange as she entered his home.
“I felt like when I got to his brownstone that I wasn’t the only one there besides him,” she said to Bevy Smith on her SiriusXM show, Bevelations. “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. And then something told me, ‘Get out of there.’ And that’s exactly what I did.”
Beauvais said she decided to write about her moment with Cosby for her book instead of talking about it when Cosby's various sexual assault allegations surfaced because she didn't want to appear as if she was capitalizing on the moment for personal gain.
“You know, my kids were little [back then] and my divorce [from Mike Nilon was happening at the time], I didn’t want to drag them into it. And I felt like I didn’t have anything concrete,” she said. “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…part of listening to your gut.”
Cosby has since been convicted of sexual assault and drugging, however, his conviction was overturned in June on a technicality, according to Yahoo! Entertainment.