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Dec 22 2014

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HOLLYWOOD COMMON: Bill Cosby Accused of Raping Ex-Girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr.

Katherine McKee 65, told the 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. In addition, model Chloe Goins, 24, claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her inside the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

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Actress and casting director Kathy McKee said Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her inside a Michigan hotel room in the 1970s.JOSHUA LOTT/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Actress and casting director Kathy McKee said Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her inside a Michigan hotel room in the 1970s.

Bill Cosby was a rat who stalked prey in his own pack, a former girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. says.

Katherine McKee alleges Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis.

She joins more than 20 other women who have accused the comedian known as “America’s Dad” of sexual assault.

McKee, an actress and former Vegas showgirl, said she partied regularly with Davis’ notorious Rat Pack in the late 1960s and had known Cosby for eight years when the alleged assault took place.

“Back then, I was Sammy’s road wife. He had an open marriage, and we were lovers. That’s how it went,” McKee told the Daily News, talking about the alleged sexual assault for the first time.

She said Cosby ambushed her out of the blue one night after she decided to extend her stay around a Detroit gig so she could visit family. Cosby was in town too and invited her to a party on a boat, she said.

“He was a buddy. He knew I was Sammy’s girl,” she said about accepting the invitation.

McKee, now 65, said Cosby asked her to get some ribs from local hotspot Checker Bar-B-Q and then pick him up at his hotel.

“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 said of Cosby.

“He spun me around, pulled my panties down, and just took it. We were still standing at the door when he attacked me,” she told The News. “It was so fast and so shocking and so unbelievable,” she said.

“To me, there was a different personality involved. He was a different man. It felt like a different person performing that act.”

McKee said she quickly fled to the bathroom to compose herself. Cosby got dressed, and the two shared an icy silence in the elevator down to the lobby, where someone was waiting to escort them to the boat party.

“I never said a word. I was too uncomfortable about it,” she recalled. “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 said she never uttered a peep to Davis about what allegedly happened.

“I didn’t want to put that in Sammy’s head,” McKee 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,” she said.

“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?’”

Kathy McKee is seen with Sammy Davis Jr. in this undated photo.COURTESY KATHY MCKEE
Kathy McKee is seen with Sammy Davis Jr. in this undated photo.

The actress, who appeared on “The Bill Cosby Show” in 1971 before the alleged attack, and “Sanford and Son” in 1972 said she just buried the freaky episode.

“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,” said McKee, who later became 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 said.

“I chalked it up to another powerful person in Hollywood who just felt he could take what he wanted from women.”

A NOV. 21, 2014 PHOTOPHELAN M. EBENHACK/AP 
More than 20 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. 

Like McKee, many of the women accusing Cosby of sexual misconduct cite incidents from decades ago for which the statute of limitations has expired. Several have said Cosby drugged them by putting something in their drinks.

Cosby has never been charged criminally and maintains his innocence. His lawyer and spokesman did not return requests for comment.

In a more recent case, a Las Vegas woman says Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her inside the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Model Chloe Goins, 24, claims she passed out after drinking a beverage provided by Cosby at the famed pleasure palace and woke to him licking and kissing her naked body, her Florida lawyer Spencer Kuvin confirmed to The News.

Sammy Davis Jr. and Kathy McKee on stage.COURTESY KATHY MCKEE
Sammy Davis Jr. and Kathy McKee on stage.

Kuvin said Goins wants criminal charges filed against Cosby and is due to sit down with Los Angeles police to give a statement early next month.

“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,” he said.

McKee said she’d like to see Cosby sit for a lie-detector test.

She also called it “embarrassing” that Cosby’s wife of 51 years, Camille, released a statement suggesting her husband was the “victim.”

Kathy McKee in an episode of 'Sanford and Son.'
Kathy McKee in an episode of ‘Sanford and Son.’

“I knew (Camille). We’d been to dinner, all of us, many times,” McKee said. “This is not a stupid woman. She has her head buried in the sand.”

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