Philadelphia, PA — Newly released court documents show that actor/comedian Bill Cosby did in fact admit in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. The admission was a sworn testimony in a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assaulting a woman at his home in Pennsylvania. The documents were obtained by The Associated Press.
“Yes,” Cosby answered.
Troiani then asked, “Did you ever give any of these young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?”
But Cosby’s lawyer objected, leading Troiani to petition the federal judge to force Cosby to cooperate.
At least two women who testified on Constand’s behalf said that they had knowingly been given quaaludes.
Where did these documents come from?
The Associated Press has reportedly been working for months to have the public documents released, and Cosby and his team of lawyers had been fighting against the release. His lawyer argued the deposition could reveal details of Cosby’s marriage, sex life and prescription drug use.
“It would be terribly embarrassing for this material to come out,” his lawyer said. He said the public should not have access to what Cosby was forced to say as he answered questions under oath from the accuser’s lawyer nearly a decade ago.
But U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno asked why Cosby was fighting the release of his sworn testimony, given that the accusations in the Temple woman’s lawsuit were already in the public eye. “Why would he be embarrassed by his own version of the facts?” he asked.