Even as Bill Cosby smiled and waved to onlookers today while arriving at criminal court, newly unearthed deposition excerpts were making the rounds in which Cosby admits to plying young women with drugs and booze and having sex with them, the New York Post reports.
Cosby’s pre-trial hearing today in Pennsylvania didn’t go his way, either — he was ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges, as we reported separately.
Meanwhile, media reports focused on excerpts from depositions Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 in connection with a civil suit against him by Andrea Constand — the same woman he’s accused of assaulting in the criminal case.
In the depositions, Cosby “admitted to having sex with at least two teen-aged girls and said an agency would send ‘five or six’ models to his studio each week while he was filming one of his sitcoms,” the Post reports.
Excerpts of the depositions were released this week by the Associated Press.
The AP report includes the following account of a discussion in which Cosby was asked about his use of quaaludes:
“Cosby testified that he had gotten quaaludes from his doctor in Los Angeles in the 1970s,” the AP reports. “He said he was given seven prescriptions for the now-banned sedative, ostensibly for a sore back.”
“Q: Why didn’t you ever take the quaaludes?
“A: Because I used them.
“Q: For what?
“A: The same as a person would say, “Have a drink.”
“Q: You gave them to other people?
“Q: Did you believe at that time that it was illegal for you to dispense those drugs?
“Q: How did (the doctor) know that you didn’t plan to use (them)?
“A: What was happening at that time was that, that was, quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with and there were times when I wanted to have them just in case.
“Q: 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?
You can click here to read extensive excerpts published by the AP.