Unsealed court documents revealed strong evidence on Monday that Comedian Bill Cosby used Quaaludes to sexually assault young women. The documents included statements where the comedian admits that he obtained the drugs for the purpose of sedating and having sex with young women.
The 77-year-old celebrity made the statements in 2005 civil court proceedings, in which Cosby was accused of giving the drugs to an ex-employee of Temple University, and tricking her into consuming them. The woman said that after she took the sedative, Cosby sexually assaulted her.
Associated Press Sued to Release the Court Documents
The case was confidentially settled in 2006 and its documents remained sealed; however, the Associated Press sued for permission to release the information. Cosby's attorneys tried to block the release of the information, saying that it would embarrass the actor, but the AP succeeded in getting the documents released on Monday.
During the last year, over 40 different women have come out with accusations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them. Cosby's attorneys and the comedian himself have denied the accusations.
Cosby Said He Planned to Give Sedatives to Young Women
Here is how Cosby is quoted in his 2005 testimony:
Questioner: "When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?"
When Cosby was asked if he actually gave the Quaaludes to any young women, his attorneys objected to the questioning.
In his most recent public statements about the allegations, Cosby said in an interview last May, "I can't speak; I just don't want to argue; I don't talk about it."
Released Information Could Spark Litigation
Considering the admissions of guilt Cosby made when he "talked about it" in 2005, it is understandable why the comedian is loath to talk about his sex crimes accusations now. Even though many statutes of limitation have run on the allegations against him, some of the alleged incidents that happened more recently might trigger viable criminal and/or civil complaints against the man.
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