Bill Cosby Confessed About Getting Drugs for Sex

Comedian testified about obtaining sedatives in 2005 lawsuit
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2015 5:30 PM CDT
In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference.    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – Guess he's embarrassed now: In documents obtained by the AP, Bill Cosby testified during a 2005 court case that he obtained Quaaludes to drug women he sexually desired, and admitted to giving one woman and "other people" the sedative. Cosby was testifying in a lawsuit filed by former Temple University Andrea Constand, notes TMZ, when he admitted to drugging her with three half-pills of the drug Benadryl. Cosby settled with her for an undisclosed sum. Cosby's lawyer had fought against the release of these documents, saying they would be "terribly embarrassing" for the comedian.

"Frankly ... it would embarrass him, (and) it would also prejudice him in eyes of the jury pool in Massachusetts," his lawyer said, referring to a defamation lawsuit filed by three women against Cosby. More than two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, with many saying he sedated them with drugs before raping them, but no criminal charges have been filed (the statute of limitations bars most of them). The 77-year-old comedian, who stepped down from Temple's board of trustees in December, hasn't yet responded to the latest documents. (Read more Bill Cosby stories.)

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