Beverly Johnson’s ex-boyfriend is suing CNN for allegedly defaming his name and credibility. As most of us already know, Johnson as well as a few other women, have accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them. Johnson gave her detailed story on CNN, of what allegedly happened. The question of whether it’s true or not has yet to be answered. Cosby’s lawyer urged CNN to interview Johnson’s ex-boyfriend Mark Burk because he lived with her for 4 years. The lawyer stated Burk can verify that Johnson only said great things about Cosby to him, and never mentioned drugging allegations. This is very important considering if she was indeed drugged and raped, she would more than likely spill the entire story to him or choose to not speak of Cosby at all. The idea of her actually praising him after allegedly experiencing such a horrific act is definitely a red flag on this entire situation. Johnson’s accusations would be null and void.
The network sent a letter to Cosby’s lawyer saying “Burk was a criminal with an ax to grind and lived with Johnson long after she was allegedly drugged. As a result they said he was not included in the special.”
Burk is now suing CNN for $19 million for defamation. He claims the letter CNN gave news outlets damaged his credibility and reputation:
“CNN is not a tabloid periodical picking on the little guy. CNN is a giant that has absolutely ruined the reputation of one man.”