Bill Cosby admitted under oath to buying and using drugs on at least one woman before sex, it has been revealed.
The Associated Press went to court to obtain documents containing a 2005 deposition Cosby did in Philadelphia while being sued by Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, for rape. In the deposition, Cosby admitted under oath that he bought Quaaludes (Methaqualone, a popular 1970s party drug) with the intent of giving it to women he wanted to have sex with.
The comedian later said he gave Constand three half-pills of Benadryl (a sedating anti allergy drug (US and Canada)). Two other women – who were reportedly part of the 12 women that sued Cosby in 2005 – however, testified that they knowingly took Quaaludes from him.
Constand’s class-action lawsuit was eventually settled out of court in 2006 … but more recently, dozens of women have come out accusing Cosby of drugging and raping them over the years. However, he has never been charged with any crime since the statutes of limitations have long since run.
Cosby’s lawyers had tried to block AP from releasing details of this deposition to the public, saying that it would ’embarrass’ their client. But U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno ruled against him last month, asking, ‘Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?’