Monday 18 December 2017

Bill Cosby admitted he 'planned to give women drugs' in 2005 court deposition

Actor Bill Cosby has cancelled a comedy show in Rhode Island
Actor Bill Cosby has cancelled a comedy show in Rhode Island
Comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theatre in Denver (AP) Newsdesk Newsdesk

Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained sedatives called Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the drug to at least one woman.

The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, and they were made public this evening. Cosby's lawyers had objected on the grounds that it would embarrass their client.

Comedian Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby

The 77-year-old comedian was giving evidence under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former employee of Temple University in Philadelphia.

Read more here: Cosby lawyers want suit thrown out 

He told the court he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.

Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006.

Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

Read more here: Janice Dickinson suing Bill Cosby for defamation after sexual assault accusations were labelled a lie 

More than a dozen women have since accused him of sexually assaulting them. Some believe they were also drugged.

Cosby has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations.

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Cosby's lawyers in the Philadelphia case did not immediately return phone calls.

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