Bill Cosby had consistently rebuffed allegations made by over 30 women that he drugged and raped them.
However, a Pennsylvania judge opened a declaration from The Cosby Show star, confessing that he did indeed offer powerful sedatives to women so he could have sex with them.
The 77-year-old comedian/actor submitted a legal deposition back in 2005 after a woman named Andrea Constand accused him of drugging her and forcing her to have sex with him.
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In court, the comedian/actor was questioned by Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani, about Quaaludes and his reason for obtaining the drug. He was asked whether they were indeed for the young women he wanted to have sex with.
The deposition, which was made public at the request of The Associated Press, revealed that Cosby said “yes” to attorney Troiani’s question.
Cosby also went on to describe meeting a woman back stage in Las Vegas during the 70s in his testimony. He was between ages 38 to 39 back then.
The woman’s name, which was not revealed, was given Quaaludes from Cosby and they had sex after.
However, Bill Cosby’s description of the events matched the accusations made by a Therese Serignese, who claimed she was a 19-year-old model at the time of the alleged assault. Serignese said she kept quiet in the 70s knowing it would be hard to pin down the highly regarded comedy legend.
Cosby’s lawyers had contested the release of the testimony, arguing that such a detailed narrative would disclose private information about the actor’s private life as well as his use of prescription drugs.
Bill Cosby and his lawyers reasoned that the testimony might be used against him by the women who have filed defamation charges against the actor.
Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno decided to open parts of the document as under federal court rules, depositions must be opened after two years if a party can show certain danger. Judge Robreno decided that Cosby’s possible humiliation was not enough to seal the documents permanently.