After denying accusations made by several women that he drugged and sexually assaulted them, newly obtained court paperwork shows Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.
Barbara Bowman is a Scottsdale artist who met Cosby back in the 1980s at the height of his fame. She first talked to FOX 10 about the allegations back in November and now says she's relieved that Cosby's admission has finally become public.
"He was America's favorite dad -- everybody wanted him to be their dad.. I wanted him to by my dad," said Bowman.
We first spoke to Bowman about the allegations that Cosby drugged and raped her in 1986 when she was 17 years old. On Monday night, we talked to her on the phone from Los Angeles and she says she feels vindicated by news of his admission in a deposition 10 years ago.
"Oh, it was jubilation. After all the hard work that I've done and the years of being silenced and being called a liar and trying to discredit my story, it was victorious," she said.
Bowman says she was an aspiring model and actress and says her agency arranged for Cosby to be her mentor.
She first made the allegations against him back in 1986, but never went to the police. It wasn't until 2004 when another woman filed a lawsuit against Cosby that she spoke publicly. She was one of 13 women scheduled to testify against him, but the civil suit was settled.
"So the 13 of us had no opportunity to make that testimony.. that was the beginning of the eye opener for me when I said I'm not going to be silent anymore."
Bowman says this was never about money and Cosby can't be charged because the statue of limitations has run out, but she is now an advocate with a group called PAVE to help educated and prevent sexual violence.