Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he drugged women and intended on having sex with them.
According to documents obtained by the Associated Press,the 77-year-old actor and comedian said he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people,"
The news agency obtained the legal documents after they became public on Monday. Mr Cosby testified that he gave a woman three half pills of Benadryl in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee.
The 77-year-old was questioned by Dolores Troiani, a lawyer for Andrea Constand, a former women's basketball director at Philadelphia's Temple University where Cosby studied and was a member of the board of trustees. Constand took her rape case to court, but the case was dropped.
In one exchange between Cosby and Troiani, the comic admitted having obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, a powerful sedative drug.
"You gave them to other people?" asked the attorney.
"Yes," replied Cosby.Troiani then asked him:
"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?"
"Yes," replied Cosby, although a short time later he said he had misunderstood the question, and was referring only to one woman.
"I misunderstood. Woman, meaning T....., and not women," he said.Later in the deposition, Cosby said:
- "I meet Ms (T, whose name was redacted to preserve her anonymity) in Las Vegas. She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex."
Mr Cosby settled the lawsuit outside of court in 2006 for undisclosed terms. Mr Cosby’s lawyers fought to keep the documents private and argued that revealing them to the public would ultimately embarrass their client. The entertainer resigned from the board of Temple University last December, as sexual abuse accusations against him multiplied.