Cosby: I Had Sex Encounter With 17-Year-Old
Newly published 2005-2006 depositions reveal more explosive confessions
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2016 9:21 AM CDT
Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday in Norristown, Pa.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Newser) – Bill Cosby appeared in a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in a criminal sex-assault case brought against him by ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand, but newly revealed court papers from depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for Constand's civil suit are also making headlines. In those docs, posted in part by the AP, Cosby talked about the sexual encounter he had with Constand in 2004, an incident she says was sexual assault, Page Six notes. Cosby describes giving Constand drugs "because she was talking about stress" and then getting physical, with his hand placed on her midriff. "I don't hear her say anything," he said. "And I don't feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection." In the depositions, Cosby also said that while he was filming a sitcom, an agency sent "five or six models" a week to his studio and that he'd treat the women to a "very, very good meal."

Though not just that, apparently. He said he had a sex encounter with one of those women in 2000, when she was 17, in which she used lotion to masturbate him. He was also queried about another encounter in 1976 with Therese [Picking] Serignese, who was 19 at the time. "She believes she was not in the position to consent to intercourse after you gave her [Quaaludes]—do you believe that is correct?" Constand's lawyer asked. "I don't know. … How many years ago are we talking about? 197(6)? … I meet Ms. Picking in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex." He said he gave Serignese what amounts to hush money through the William Morris Agency so his wife, Camille, wouldn't find out. As for that habit of offering Quaaludes to women, he said he'd do so in the same way someone would say "Have a drink," even though it was against the law, and that he wouldn't take them himself because he'd get too "sleepy." (Camille Cosby got "combative" during her own deposition.)
 

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