It happened in the "mid-80s," she says in a first-person essay in Vanity Fair. Johnson starts by recalling being "in awe" of Cosby in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
She was thrilled when one day an agent called to invite her to audition for a role on "The Cosby Show." She went to a taping and met Cosby. He invited her to his home. She had one pleasant visit and he invited her to come over again.