Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 deposition to drugging women so he could have sex with them

Bill Cosby gave young women Quaaludes to make them vulnerable enough so he could have sex with them. Time and time again.

Cosby admitted as much under oath in a September 2005 deposition when he was being sued by one of his rape victims — a case later settled out of court. But the deposition only now became public thanks to a request by the Associated Press. As the AP reported tonight:

“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?” lawyer Dolores M. Troiani asked.

“Yes,” Cosby answered on Sept. 29, 2005.

“Did you ever give any of these young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?”

Cosby’s lawyer again objected, leading Troiani to petition the federal judge to force Cosby to cooperate.

Cosby would go on to testify to giving his accuser in the 2005 lawsuit three half-pills of Benadryl. Two other women who testified as fellow Cosby victims said they’d been given quaaludes knowingly.

All of this is coming out now in July 2015 because, amid the onslaught of new rape victims revealing their abuse at the hands and body of Cosby, three of the women claiming sexual assault are suing Cosby for defamation in Massachusetts — since the legendary comedian, his legal team and his friends are calling them liars.

Cosby, now 77, has been wishing this all would go away and hoped it had gone away when he settled the 2005 lawsuit before trial.

As I wrote about Cosby back in November, “You thought you didn’t have to acknowledge them any longer, having paid untold sums to settle the one criminal complaint against you a decade ago. You thought that settled the matter once and for all. Certainly there couldn’t be more than those 13 witnesses. Could there be? You probably didn’t keep count. You let others handle the dirty business.” In November 2014, of course, an AP reporter confronted him on camera about the serial rape allegations. His answer then? “We thought, by the way, because it was AP, that it wouldn’t be necessary to go over that question, If you would tell your boss the reason why we didn’t say that up front is because we thought the AP had the integrity to not ask.”

We’re sorry we had to ask. We’re sorrier for the dozens upon dozens of victims you assaulted over the course of several decades. We’re sorry it came to all of this.

We just wish you were sorry, too.

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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