The Associated Press is reporting that they’ve obtained a 2005 deposition from Bill Cosby in which he admits to buying Quaaludes, “with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.” Cosby’s attorneys fought releasing the deposition on the grounds that it would “embarrass” him. We’ll say.
The AP reports that the deposition came when Cosby was testifying in a lawsuit in which a young woman accused him of drugging her. That woman was Andrea Constand, who as Deadspin’s Diana Moskovitz reported in November, became friends with Cosby while she was a basketball player at Temple University. One night in 2004, when Constand was 30, Cosby invited her over to his house for dinner. She told him she was feeling stressed, and he responded by offering her three blue pills, which he said were “herbal medication.” Constand took them and passed out. When she awoke, she was unclothed and in pain. Cosby was in his bathrobe.
Constand sued Cosby for battery, assault, emotional distress, defamation and invasion of privacy; the case was settled out of court in 2006. But Cosby’s lawyers asked for an extraordinarily broad seal on every document and piece of evidence filed in the case, arguing, as Moskovitz reported, that if the evidence were public it might cause him “undue embarrassment, oppression, and annoyance” and that the seal was necessary to preserve his right to a fair trial. The Associated Press joined the suit to fight the seal and push for the disclosure of the documents.
Now that the documents have been released, the AP reports, they show that the man accused by more than two dozen women of drugging them does have a self-admitted problem with drugging women:
Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he got Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and “other people.”
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Yep. That is “embarrassing.”
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