I drugged women for sex, says Cosby
BESIEGED comedian Bill Cosby admitted to using powerful sedatives in the pursuit of young women for sex and writing cheques to hide his infidelities from his wife, according to depositions to a lawyer published yesterday.
The New York Times report involves unsealed depositions in which Mr Cosby, who has been accused of attacks going back decades by some 30 women, denies allegations by Andrea Constand that he had drugged and molested her.
The questions were posed to Mr Cosby across four days in 2005 and 2006. However, the newspaper reported that while the comedian denied assaulting Ms Constand or other women making allegations at that time, he acknowledged the use of sedatives, as well as offering career advice, in luring women as well as using financial tactics to prevent his wife Camille from discovering his constant infidelity.
In the deposition to lawyer Dolores Troiani, Mr Cosby said he viewed the sexual encounter with Ms Constand as consensual.
“I walk her
out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, don’t ever do that again.”
However, in the deposition, the entertainer even appears to brag slightly and take a lighthearted view of the situation when detailing sexual encounters, which included one involving an aspiring 19- year- old model as well as another model, who he unceremoniously dumped to pursue other women.
At one point, Ms Troiani accuses Mr Cosby of “making light of a very serious situation”.
“That may very well be,” he replies.
The 62- page document on the case, which was settled in 2006, also includes Mr Cosby’s acknowledgment that he had acquired quaaludes, a powerful sedative, in his sexual pursuits.
The use of drugs is a pivotal part of the complaint by Ms Constand, a Temple University basketball manager, with Mr Cosby saying he gave her benadryl at his Pennsylvania home before they had sex.
Ms Troiani expressed her belief it was a more powerful drug. After a phone call with the mother of an upset Ms Constand, Mr Cosby volunteered to pay for Ms Constand’s further education. However, to ensure his wife didn’t found out, he said he opted to write a cheque instead of using his own foundation which handed out education grants. “My wife would not know it was because Andrea and I had had sex,” he said.
While he asserted he had only given Ms Constand benadryl, he talked freely about his use of quaaludes with women but “not without their knowledge”.