Cosby ad­mis­sion of lit­tle use in court

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

BILL Cosby’s ac­cusers feel vin­di­cated by his decade- old ad­mis­sion he gave a woman seda­tives be­fore sex, but some of his Hol­ly­wood friends say it doesn’t prove he com­mit­ted a crime.

And while his ad­mis­sion heaped em­bar­rass­ment on the dis­graced comic, it would count for lit­tle in court.

The tes­ti­mony, un­sealed on Mon­day by a fed­eral judge, reignited the furore that erupted last year when dozens of women came for­ward to ac­cuse the co­me­dian of sex­ual as­sault over the past four decades.

Many said Cosby drugged and raped them. Cosby, 77, has never been charged and the statute of lim­i­ta­tions on most of the ac­cu­sa­tions has run out.

The tes­ti­mony came from a de­po­si­tion in a 2005 sex­ual abuse law­suit brought against Cosby by a for­mer Tem­ple Univer­sity bas­ket­ball team em­ployee An­drea Con­stand.

Ques­tioned un­der oath, Cosby ac­knowl­edged giv­ing Quaaludes to a 19- year- old woman be­fore they had sex in 1976. And he ad­mit­ted giv­ing the pow­er­ful seda­tive to oth­ers.

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