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Court docus reveal Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women for sex
MUMBAI: Embattled US comedian Bill Cosby has been under fire lately, fighting off accusation of sexual assault and drugging from several women. But as per court documents obtained by the Associate Press, Cosby has, in 2005, admitted to drugging women for sex.
The documents state that Cosby testified in 2005 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”.
The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a 2005 lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl. The case was ultimately settled outside of court.
Cosby also said at one point that he had seven prescriptions for Quaaludes and that he had given the drugs to “other people,” according to testimony given in response to a plaintiff’s motion concerning the conduct of Cosby and his lawyer.
He also said “yes” in response to the question, “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?”
Although he replied in the affirmative, a short time later he said he had misunderstood the question, and was referring only to one woman.
“I misunderstood. Woman, meaning T….., and not women,” he said.
Cosby also admitted that he had sex with a woman who was 19 years at the time and under the influence of drugs. “I meet her 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.”
In regard to the documents, representatives for Cosby released a statement to ABC News mentioning, “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.”
Cosby has been accused by over two dozen women of sexual misconduct, including allegations by many that he drugged and raped them in incidents dating back over four decades.
Cosby is famous for his role in ‘The Cosby Show’, a popular family sitcom that aired in the 1980s and 1990s.