Bill Cosby has staunchly denied accusations from the more than 30 women who have accused him of rape, but sworn testimony from the man himself in 2005 tells a different story. The Associated Press has obtained documents in which the comedian admitted to procuring Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to sleep with, falling in line with several women's stories of Cosby drugging and raping them. He also admitted to following through with giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people."
From the AP:
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.
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.
Update 7/6/15 (7:35 p.m.): More disgusting details have become available now that the documents are live for all to pour through. In one passage Cosby admitted to obtaining seven prescriptions for Quaaludes and giving the drug to other people before the following exchange:
Q. 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?
Q. Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?
MR. O’CONNOR: Object to the question. Restrict it to the Jane Does, would you, please
And in another exchange he admitted to having sex with a 19-year-old girl he had given Quaaludes:
A. I meet Ms (Redacted) in Las Vegas. She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex. I do not I can’t judge at this time what she knows about herself for 19 years, a passive personality.
UPDATE 7/7/2015 (10:40 a.m.):
Cosby's representatives have responded to these newly released details with an official statement to ABC:
"The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been very hurtful."