Bill Cosby has been accused of trying to pay off women after sex in exchange for their silence.
The 78 year old, who is facing sexual assault allegations, made the claims according to testimony obtained by the New York Times, after being accused of drugging and assaulting a former university worker in Philadelphia ten years ago.
Said court documents have only just been unsealed, and Cosby also admits to giving drugs to woman in order to get her to have sex with him – but says he only gave her over-the-counter antihistamine drug Benadryl.
He also admitted to paying off a separate woman in 1976 and obtaining sedatives in the hope of giving them to her so she would have sex with him.
The comedian, who is facing allegations going back to the 1960s, first made his name as Dr Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show in 1984-92, and has even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The claims have led to shows and appearances being cancelled for the star, and while the statute of limitations bars a fair amount of the assault allegations, the damage that has already been done to his reputation and career is evident to see.
He claimed the allegations were ‘fantastical’ and ‘uncorroborated’, but now faces even more scrutiny after the latest accusations have hit the press.