Beverly Johnson on Reaction to Bill Cosby Quaaludes Deposition: 'Women Are Being Heard'

by Raphael Chestang 6:05 PM PDT, July 08, 2015
Playing Beverly Johnson on Reaction to Bill Cosby Quaaludes Deposition: 'Women Are Being Heard'

Supermodel Beverly Johnson came forward last year with allegations that she was drugged by Bill Cosby, and now that Cosby's 2005 admission that he obtained Quaaludes for young women has been made public, she said she is pleased with how the issue is being handled.

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"I wasn't surprised at all," Johnson said of Cosby's admission. "It is most certainly the best kept secret of Hollywood."

Johnson told ET that she "felt drugged" after taking a sip of cappuccino that Cosby allegedly offered her during a meeting in the mid 1980s.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to ET on Tuesday that they have opened a criminal investigation concerning Cosby.

"We've made tremendous progress with this situation," Johnson said. "Women are really being heard and that's power."

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Cosby faced more backlash when Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios theme park near Orlando, Florida, removed a statue of The Cosby Show star after the park closed on Tuesday night.

This follows accusations by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct in allegations that span several decades. Many of the alleged victims contend that Cosby drugged them before raping or assaulting them, though the comedian has maintained his innocence.

Despite the allegations, Cosby has not been charged with a crime, which is a point that Whoopi Goldberg has been quick to point out.

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"No one has convicted him. He has not been arrested, and the bottom line is that's the law -- 'innocent until proven guilty,'" Goldberg said on The View Wednesday, echoing remarks she made the day before.

When asked to comment on Goldberg's remarks, Johnson told ET, "I don't respect her any less for how she feels."