Bill Cosby Accused of Raping Sammy Davis Jr.'s Ex-Girlfriend

Bill Cosby Accused of Raping Sammy Davis Jr.'s Ex-Girlfriend

Plus, Camille Cosby tells friends "everyone has their limits."

Published December 22, 2014

Another woman has come forth with claims she was raped by Bill Cosby, and this time it is the ex-girlfriend of Rat Pack member Sammy Davis Jr. 

Katherine McKee, 65, tells the New York Daily News that Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis. She said she never told Davis about the alleged sexual assault. The actress and former Vegas showgirl said she partied regularly with Davis’s notorious Rat Pack in the late 1960s and had known Cosby for eight years when the alleged assault took place.

McKee describes her encounter with the comedy icon after he asked her to bring an order of ribs to his hotel room. “I remember I walked in the door, and he had a robe and cap on. He took the ribs from my hands and just grabbed me,” she says. “He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me. It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable." 

As for why she waited so long to speak up, McKee explains, “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.” 

Meanwhile, Cosby's lawyers Marty Singer and John Schmitt are claiming that the media is out to get the embattled sitcom star. Singer says CNN has deliberately ignored the testimony of a man named Mark Burk, who was in a relationship with Cosby's accuser Beverly Johnson for four years and claims Johnson praised the star while she was with him. CNN is working on a special with Johnson.

According to a letter from Singer to CNN president Jeff Zucker, obtained by TMZ,
Singer says that the network is being "reckless and malicious" by refusing to include Huck's interview, in which he says Johnson "never said a negative statement about Bill Cosby throughout their entire four-year relationship." 

Schmitt, meanwhile, is lashing out at those who jumped on his client for his quote about hoping the Black media would remain unbiased. Schmitt says the quote has been “misconstrued in a way that can only call into question the fair-mindedness of certain commentators.”

"To be clear, Mr. Cosby did not ask for special treatment from the African-American media," says Schmitt. "To the contrary, he asked that they adhere to journalistic standards and approach the story in a neutral manner — without a predisposition on either side of the story. It is of course what we would expect of all media."

Cosby's wife Camille Cosby has been publicly standing by her man in the wake of mounting rape and sex abuse allegations, but according to Page Six, behind closed doors she is telling friends that "everyone has their limits."

“I think his problem is that he’s far too trusting and he lets things go too far and people can get the wrong idea,” the 69-year-old reportedly said.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz

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