Bill Cosby, who you may remember from,The Cosby Show, admitted to getting quaaludes with the intention of giving them to young women he was interested in having sex with. In 2005, he admitted and said that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” which were shown in documents by The Associated Press.
That woman, and another testified in the same case that they were aware that they were taking quaaludes from him.
Andrea Constand, a Temple University employee, filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against Cosby, sending him to court.
Cosby settled that lawsuit in 2006, under private and confidential terms. Constand consented to be identified, without comment, her lawyer said.
Cosby has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct, so those “other people,” turned out to be quite a few. These cases included allegations that he drugged and raped them and goes way back to more than four decades ago.
Cosby, 77, said he got seven quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s, after giving sworn testimony in the lawsuit accusing him of sexual assault. Constand’s lawyer asked if he had kept the sedatives through the 1990s, when they were banned, but Cosby’s lawyer wasn’t hesitant to object.
“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?” lawyer Dolores M. Troiani asked.
“Yes,” Cosby simply admitted on Sept. 29, 2005.
“Did you ever give any of these young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?”
Objection was called, again, by Cosby’s lawyer.
Cosby also admitted to giving Constand three half-pills of Benadryl! Two other women who testified on Constand’s behalf shared that they in fact did have knowledge when being given the quaaludes.
The three women accusing Cosby of sexual assault have a defamation lawsuit pending against him in Massachusetts. They insisted on defaming them when his agents claimed their accusations weren’t true.
Cosby tried to fight the AP’s efforts to unseal the testimony. His lawyer argued that this deposition could reveal details of Cosby’s marriage, sex life, and prescription drug use. He shares that the public should not have access to what Cosby was forced to answer under oath from the accusers lawyer, almost a decade ago.
“Frankly … it would embarrass him, (and) it would also prejudice him in eyes of the jury pool in Massachusetts,” Gowen said.
U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno tried to argue the opposite while asking why Cosby was fighting the release of his sworn testimony, given that the accusations in the Temple woman’s lawsuit were already out in the public.
“Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?” Robreno said.
To conclude, Cosby resigned in December from the board of trustees at Temple, where he was the face of the Philadelphia school in advertisements, fundraising campaigns, and commencement speeches.
What do you guys think? Has your view of childhood favorite, Bill Cosby, completely changed!?