Although comedian Bill Cosby has staunchly denied the allegations from more than 30 women who have accused him of drugging and raping them, his own 2005 testimony tells a very different story.
The Associated Press obtained documents yesterday in which Cosby testified 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”.
In the report, AP wrote:
The AP had gone to court to compel the release of the documents; Cosby’s lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.Advertisement
The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.
Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006. His lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return phone calls Monday.Advertisement
Cosby has been accused by numerous women of sexual misconduct, including allegations by many that he drugged and raped them in incidents dating back more than four decades.
Cosby has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations, but this latest piece of information very much falls in line with the women’s accusations.