Bill Cosby, Under Oath, Admits Drugging Rape Victims

Bill Cosby, Under Oath, Admits Drugging Rape Victims
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Court documents dated 2005 reveal testimony of Bill Cosby saying that he gives women Quaaludes to gain carnal knowledge without their permission. The court documents were unsealed Monday following relentless appeal from The Associated Press.


Shocking details of Bill Cosby 2005 Court Documents

A lawsuit, filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand against Cosby, revealed that the actor admitted to court that he drugged women with Quaaludes to have sex with them without their consent.

“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?” attorney Dolores Troiani asked Cosby as stated in the documents. Cosby said yes.

“Did you ever give any of those young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?” Troiani probed more to the objection of Cosby’s lawyer. Cosby, however, shared an incident in the past, where in Las Vegas in 1970, a woman met him backstage, “I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex.”

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Cosby then admitted giving Constand three half pills of Benadryl of which Constand thought where only herbal pills. Constand said Cosby fondled her breasts while stroking his male private part. She then woke up with her clothes scattered on the floor. Cosby argued that the sex took place with Constand’s consent. Troiani argued otherwise.

“This evidence shows a pattern in which defendant ‘mentored’ naive young women and introduced drugs into the relationship, with and without the woman’s knowledge, in order for him to achieve sexual satisfaction,” Troiani said as stated in the court documents. He said Cosby displayed his predilection for sexual contact with women who are unconscious or drugged. Cosby’s victims are young, starstruck and trusting of his public persona, Troiani said.

Why the court documents were unsealed

There are more than 25 women who alleged that Cosby raped them in the past. Some of the allegations could no longer be brought to court by virtue of statutes of limitations. The Associated Press had nevertheless relentlessly fought for the 2005 court documents to be made in public for it was the very first of the series of lawsuits now filed against Cosby. The case had destroyed Cosby as the loving father in the eyes of the public. Hence, U.S District Judge Eduardo Robreno sees the unsealing as a matter of public interest.

“The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct, is a matter as to which the AP – and by extension the public – has a significant interest,” Robreno wrote.

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