The Today show anchor Kathie Lee Gifford opened up about one of the last times she saw Bill Cosby, saying he 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.