Katherine McKee (pictured) is yet another woman who has come forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the New York Daily News reports.
Speaking exclusively with the Daily News, McKee says Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room while she was touring with musician and then-boyfriend Sammy Davis Jr. The incident allegedly happened during the early 1970s.
McKee, who previously worked as a Las Vegas showgirl, frequently traveled and partied with Davis’ notorious “Rat Pack” through the ’60s. She had known Cosby for almost a decade when the alleged attack occurred, she says.
“Back then, I was Sammy’s road wife. He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That’s how it went,” McKee shared.
McKee says she decided to extend a Detroit stop on Davis’ tour to visit family on the day of the attack. The legendary comic happened to be in town and invited her to a boat party.
“He was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy’s girl,” the 65-year-old added.
Cosby then asked McKee to get some ribs from a local BBQ and pick him up from his hotel, McKee said.
When she entered his room, the attack allegedly began almost instantly: “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.”
“He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me,” she claims. “It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable.”
Per McKee, “To me, there was a different personality involved. He was a different man. It felt like a different person performing that act.”
After the incident, McKee said she ran to the bathroom to regain composure. Cosby dressed himself up and silently rode in the elevator to the lobby with her, where an escort took them to the boat party.
“I never said a word. I was too uncomfortable about it,” she said. “Bill was so rude and cold toward me the rest of the night. I thought, ‘When this boat docks, I’m out of here.’ I just left.”
She also never told Davis. “I didn’t want to put that in Sammy’s head,” she said. “I was mad at my own self for not saying, ‘What the f—?’ Why didn’t I stop it and get him away from me? But it happened too fast. I was absolutely flabbergasted.”
McKee began blaming herself for the attack. “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?’”
“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.”
However, the rising number of women who publicly made similar accusations against Cosby this year gave her the confidence to speak up.
Since many of the alleged attacks happened decades ago, the statue of limitations has expired on them, but a 24-year-old who claims Cosby attacked her in 2008 will give a statement to Los Angeles police next month.
Model Chloe Goins says Cosby gave her a drugged drink at the Playboy Mansion. She later awoke to him kissing her naked body, she says.
“She’s very afraid, very nervous. But she wants to do the right thing. She understands her significance and importance since all the other women are older and nothing can be done with respect to their cases,” her lawyer, Spencer Kuvin, said.