According to newly-uncovered court documents obtained by the Associated Press, comedian Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he gave the sedative Quaaludes to at least one woman with whom he intended to have sex.
The AP reported that Cosby “was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee.” That case was settled the following year.
The news organization went to court to get the documents released reported that Cosby’s lawyers objected on the grounds that the contents would “embarrass” their client. Dozens of women have since accused Cosby of rape and/or sexual assault and in each case it is believed that he surreptitiously gave them drugs before the alleged assaults took place.
The AP posted this screenshot from Cosby’s deposition transcript:
Last fall, a reported for the AP caught Cosby on tape refusing to address the accusations against him.
“There’s no response… There is no comment about that,” the 77-year-old comedian said at the time. “And I’ll tell you why. I think you were told — I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but we don’t — I don’t talk about it.” He also asked, on camera, that the interview be “scuttled.”
Watch video below, via AP:
[Photo via screengrab]
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