'Today' Show's Kathie Lee Gifford Says Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her
“I will admit, towards the very last times I saw him, he did try to kiss me,” the 61-year-old morning show anchor said on the air. “I said, ‘Bill, no, we’re friends,’ and he said, ‘OK, goodnight,’ and I said, ‘Goodnight.’ And I went to my room, and he went into his room.”
“A lot of married men come onto single women, … but once I said, ‘No, absolutely not,’ he respected it,” Kathie added, before talking about her experience reading one of his accuser’s – Beverly Johnson‘s – stories.
“I do know that I got a chill [reading Beverly Johnson's story], because every night when we’d come off stage and Bill would be going on-stage, he would have made cappuccinos for all three of us. And I always thought it was such a kindness and it was so sweet, and now you see Beverly Johnson saying that he made her a cappuccino, and I just don’t want it to be true, but I’m not saying that the women are liars,” Kathie Lee said. “I’m just saying I never personally saw it with my own two eyes.”
Kathie Lee admitted that Bill tried to kiss her just as his wife Camille released a statement coming to his defense against the sexual abuse allegations.