( 4UMF NEWS ) Bill Cosby Admits To Getting Drugs To Give Women For Sex:
Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 court deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He also admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman.
The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents — part of a lawsuit he settled — and they were made public Monday.
Cosby’s lawyers had fought the release of the documents on the grounds that it would embarrass their client. The revelation has the potential to do more than that. Cosby has been accused of drugging and raping scores of women in episodes dating back to the late 1960s.
This is the first time he’s on the record admitting to the use of drugs to obtain sex. He has denied all wrongdoing and has never been charged with a crime. The statute of limitations has expired in almost all the cases.
But he was sued in 2005 by a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, who accused him of assaulting her. The 77-year-old comedian testified under oath in connection with that lawsuit that he gave his accuser three half-pills of Benadryl.
The lawsuit was settled for undisclosed terms in 2006, but it is known that more than a dozen women were ready to testify against him. They never got the chance to do so after the suit was settled.
The AP has been trying to see the court documents in the case ever since.
Meanwhile, more than two dozen more women have come forward publicly since last fall to accuse him of sexually assaulting them. Some believe they were also drugged.
Cosby’s lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return phone calls.
Although Constand, the director of the women’s basketball program at Temple, has been repeatedly invoked by other Cosby accusers, some of whom said they were inspired to step forward by her example, she herself has never said anything since her lawsuit was settled, apparently because it was a condition of the settlement.