Judd Apatow Reacts To Bill Cosby News, Plus More Celebrities & Public Figures Address The 'Cosby Show' Actor's Admission To Giving Quaaludes To Women
On Monday, AP reported via court papers that Bill Cosby had admitted to acquiring drugs to sleep with at least one woman. Over the past few months, dozens of victims have spoken out and made it known publicly that they were allegedly drugged and raped by Cosby. The disgraced comedian has been quiet on the matter and has continued to deny the accusations. However, with this latest piece of evidence — which comes from a 2004 lawsuit in which Cosby was accused of groping Temple employee Andrea Constand — the case against Cosby is stronger than ever. In the deposition Constand's lawyer Dolores M. Triana asked Cosby, "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 Cosby replied, "Yes."
(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.”)
During the trial, Triana summarized Cosby's actions, which are sadly very close to the experiences of the many women who have testified that they were allegedly drugged or sexually assaulted by Cosby: "This evidence shows a pattern in which defendant 'mentored' naive young women and introduced drugs into the relationship, with and without the woman's knowledge, in order for him to achieve sexual satisfaction."
Bill Cosby has been a major public figure for decades and many in Hollywood have spoken out against his actions since the allegations first began. Take a look at how the film, music, and television industries have responded to this latest piece of news: