Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Bill Cosby admits drugging woman for sex
The news agency obtained the legal documents after they became public on Monday. Mr Cosby testified that he gave a woman three half pills of Benadryl in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee.
In one exchange between Cosby and Troiani, the comic admitted having obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, a powerful sedative drug.
"You gave them to other people?" asked the attorney.
"Yes," replied Cosby.
Troiani then asked him:
"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?"
"Yes," replied Cosby, although a short time later he said he had misunderstood the question, and was referring only to one woman.
"I misunderstood. Woman, meaning T....., and not women," he said.
Later in the deposition, Cosby said:
"I meet Ms (T, whose name was redacted to preserve her anonymity) in Las Vegas. She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex."
Mr Cosby settled the lawsuit outside of court in 2006 for undisclosed terms. Mr Cosby’s lawyers fought to keep the documents private and argued that revealing them to the public would ultimately embarrass their client.The entertainer resigned from the board of Temple University last December, as sexual abuse accusations against him multiplied.