Cosby admission of little use in court
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.