I drugged women for sex, says Cosby

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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”.

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