7 Jul 2015

Bill Cosby admitted drugging woman for sex

Comedian Bill Cosby admitted obtaining sedatives to drug young women so he could have sex with them, court documents have revealed.

The 77-year-old told lawyers he obtained Quaaludes but gave an over-the-counter drug to one woman, who claimed he tricked her into taking them before sexually assaulting her.

The case was settled for an undisclosed sum in 2006 but key documents in the case have only been revealed this week.

A judge agreed to release the files and described Cosby as a 'public moralist' which, he said, was in 'stark contrast' to someone who was also the 'subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct'.

Cosby made the admission during testimony in a 2005 civil case brought by a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand.

His lawyers had argued that the documents would cause severe embarrassment to the comedian-actor, who is best known for playing lovable father figure Dr. Cliff Huxtable on the hit TV comedy series 'The Cosby Show' in the 1980s and 1990s.

More than 40 women have come forward in the past year alleging Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them in incidents dating back decades. His attorneys have consistently denied the allegations.
Cosby testified in 2005 that in the 1970s he had obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, the brand name for a sedative and muscle relaxant that was widely abused as a recreational drug in the 1970s - and which featured heavily in the movie, the Wolf of Wall Street

'When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?' Cosby was asked in the 2005 deposition.

'Yes,' he replied.

Asked whether he ever gave them to young women, his lawyers raised a lengthy series of objections.

Cosby testified later that he gave Constand one and a half pills of the over-the-counter antihistamine drug Benadryl.

The lawsuit accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting the woman at Cosby's home.

Cosby's lawyer argued that his client's deposition could reveal details of Cosby's marriage, sex life and prescription drug use.
Cosby's reputation as a family man with wholesome values - despite the allegations brought against him - seem to be one of the main reasons Judge Eduardo C Roberno agreed to release the documents to the Associated Press.

Credit: DailyMail

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