Sammy Davis Jr.'s Ex-Girlfriend Claims Bill Cosby Raped Her

Bill Cosby / Kathy McKee with Sammy Davis Jr. (Getty Images/Courtesy of Kathy McKee)
Bill Cosby / Kathy McKee with Sammy Davis Jr. (Getty Images/Courtesy of Kathy McKee)

Another woman has come forward accusing Bill Cosby of rape. Katherine McKee, who claims to have been Sammy Davis Jr.'s "road wife," alleges the once-beloved TV icon assaulted her.

McKee, now 65, spoke to the New York Daily News about the supposed incident that took place in the early '70s in a Michigan hotel room. McKee had appeared on The Bill Cosby Show before the alleged attack, but made a name for herself as a showgirl in Las Vegas and was in Davis's nightclub act.

"Back then, I was Sammy's road wife. He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That's how it went," she told the newspaper.

McKee said that when she was in Detroit, Cosby, now 77, invited her to a party on a boat and asked her to meet him in his room first to enjoy some local barbecue. "He was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy's girl," she recalled.

"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," McKee alleged. "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.

"To me, there was a different personality involved," she continued. "He was a different man. It felt like a different person performing that act."

McKee claimed she went to the bathroom to compose herself and then went to the party with Cosby.

"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."

McKee never told Davis about the alleged assault. "I didn't want to put that in Sammy's head," she told the Daily News. "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?'" she said, adding, "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."

McKee went on to become a casting agent.

"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," she concluded. "I chalked it up to another powerful person in Hollywood who just felt he could take what he wanted from women."

McKee joins 20 other women, including models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson, who have accused Cosby of sexual assault. He has remained silent, but a lawyer for the comedian calls such claims absurd. "The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity," Marty Singer stated last week.

Despite the damage to Cosby's reputation and career NBC and Netflix have both suspended projects with Cosby his wife of 50 years, Camille, continues to support him.