Bill Cosby has been accused of raping Sammy Davis Jr.’s girlfriend in the 1970s.
Actress Katherine McKee, 65, who appeared on The Bill Cosby Show in 1971, claims she was attacked by the veteran comedian at a hotel in Michigan while she was dating the legendary singer. She alleges the incident happened after she went to his room to bring him some dinner.
She tells the New York Daily News, “Back then, I was Sammy’s road wife. He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That’s how it went… He (Cosby) was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy’s girl… I remember I walked in the door (of Cosby’s hotel room to bring him some dinner), and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me.”
McKee insists she never told Davis, Jr. about what happened because she was so ashamed, adding, “I never said a word. I was too uncomfortable about it… I didn’t want to put that in Sammy’s head. I was mad at my own self for not saying, ‘What the f**k?’ Why didn’t I stop it and get him away from me? But it happened too fast. I was absolutely flabbergasted. And I had the guilt. I questioned myself, ‘Why did I go there? Why did I bring him those ribs? Maybe he thought that’s what I wanted too?’… I figured, ‘If I don’t think about it, it won’t bother me.’ Of course, with all these women surfacing now, it flushed it out. It was a rape, but it seemed so strange to call it that. We think of rape as a stranger who attacks you in a parking lot. I chalked it up to another powerful person in Hollywood who just felt he could take what he wanted from women.”
Cosby has been hit with a slew of sexual assault allegations in recent weeks as a number of women have come forward, but his attorney has dismissed the claims as false.