Documents released regarding a case against Bill Cosby in 2005 show that the comedian admitted to acquiring drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with in court testimony. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that Cosby admitted to obtaining seven Quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s for this purpose. The testimony came during a 2005 sexual-abuse case filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
In the court documents, Cosby admitted to acquiring the Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women and admitted to giving the drug to several women. Under questioning from the plaintiff’s lawyer, Cosby admitted that he procured them to give them to women he wanted to have sex with, but balked at answering whether he had given them to any women without their knowledge. According to the unsealed documents, Cosby’s lawyers insisted that two of the accusers knew they were taking the drugs.
Over the past year, several women have come forward claiming that Cosby had drugged them and then raped them while they were vulnerable. The women accusing Cosby now say that the newly unsealed testimony by the comedian corroborates their claims. Lisa Bloom, attorney for model Janice Dickinson, who is one of the Cosby accusers, commented, “If today’s report is true, Mr. Cosby admitted under oath 10 years ago sedating women for sexual purposes. Given that, how dare he publicly vilify Ms. Dickinson and accuse her of lying when she tells a very similar story?”
Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who represents several of the women making claims against Cosby, said she intends to use the 2005 admission in the current court cases against the comedian. In comments to FOX411, Allred said, “This confirms the allegations of numerous victims who have said that he has used drugs in order to sexually assault them. This admission is one that Mr. Cosby has attempted to hide from the public for many years and we are very gratified that it is now being made public.”