Bill Cosby Admitted To Obtaining Quaaludes To Use To Have Sex With Women In A 2005 Deposition
More than 30 women have come forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, and now more information regarding the former Cosby Show actor's past has been revealed. According to the AP, court documents from a 2005 deposition show that Bill Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. He also reportedly said he gave the drug to at least one woman. Bustle has reached out to Cosby's lawyer for comment, but has not yet heard back.
(UPDATE: Cosby's representatives have since responded in a statement to ABC News that read, "The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been very hurtful.”)
On Monday, the AP reported that the comedian's court documents were released when the news organization went to court in hopes of receiving the files. The AP reports that as for Cosby's lawyers, they "objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client." Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter has obtained the documents, which say that Cosby was asked, "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," to which he responded, "Yes."
In the September 29, 2005 deposition, the actor was testifying after a female former Temple University employee filed a sexual-abuse lawsuit against him. Per the AP, Cosby testified he gave said employee "three half-pills of Benadryl." This particular case was settled in 2006 on "undisclosed terms."
This was far from the last time a woman accused Cosby of drugging and sexually abusing her. For example, Joyce Emmons claims Cosby drugged her with a Quaalude. She said Cosby gave her a "white pill" and then 11 hours later she woke up naked in bed with one of his friends. Like Emmons, more than a dozen women have claimed similar events happened during their encounters with Cosby.
The 77-year-old has yet to admit to any sexual abuse allegations and hasn't been criminally charged for his alleged actions, mainly because most of the claims don't fall within the statutes of limitations. Cosby's statement via his lawyer from November 2014 reads as follows,
Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.
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