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“I didn’t get that he was asking things of the Black press or the Black media in particular,” Brown said. “He knew he was talking to a Black man. I think if he’d been talking to the white media, his message would have been similar. His message was just one of fairness.”

Coincidentally, Cosby’s comments about the Black media comes as former supermodel Beverly Johnson, who is African-American, appeared on The View recently where she discussed her recent Vanity Fair essay, which claims that Cosby allegedly drugged her in the mid-’80s.

Johnson, now 62, is the latest women to come forward with sexual allegations against Cosby. She recalled how Cosby had invited her over to help rehearse for his popular sitcom, The Cosby Show.

She said Cosby offered her a cup of cappuccino. After the first sip, Johnson said the room “started to spin a little, right away.” She then “took a another sip,” and the drug hit her “like a moving train… At that moment, I knew, I had been drugged. He motioned to me to come over like we were gonna rehearse the scene,” Johnson recalled.

“I went over, he put his hands on my waist. I put one hand on his shoulder to steady myself at this moment, and I cocked my head to one side and looked him dead in the eye and said, ‘You’re a mother f—er.”

Johnson said Cosby became enraged, put her in a cab, and sent her on her way. Meanwhile, Brown, the black journalist from The New York Post, said Cosby abruptly ended her telephone interview by saying: “They [lawyers] don’t want me talking to the media.”

It’s interesting to note that despite advice from his attorneys, Cosby, in my view, still managed to allow enough time in the interview to imply that a neutral-minded Black media could afford him a fair hearing in the court of public opinion.

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