Supermodel Beverly Johnson, one of the dozens of women who have accused Bill Cosby of drugging her, said she “wasn’t surprised at all” about the comedian’s newly revealed admission about his plans for women he wanted to have sex with.
Johnson said that after hearing similar stories from the dozens of other alleged victims, “eventually, it was going to come to light, so I wasn’t surprised,” she told TODAY’s Hoda Kotb. “I’m just very happy for the victims that they have some sense of peace and validation.”
Johnson detailed her encounter with the comedy legend last year in a Vanity Fair essay and, later, in her upcoming memoir. She said she went to Cosby’s home in 1986, thinking she was auditioning for him, but that he gave her some kind of sedative in a cappuccino he served her.
Cosby admitted in recently unsealed court documents obtained by The Associated Press that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. He also admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and “other people.”
More than a dozen women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. The 77-year-old, who has never been charged with a crime, denies the allegations and is trying to get several court cases thrown out.
Johnson said she the court documents don’t provide her any kind of vindication.
“I don’t really have feelings like that. For me, it’s about women using their voice,” she said. “We are expected as women to be voiceless and it was an opportunity for me to use your voice.”
This article originally appeared on TODAY.com.