The New York Times reports today, Saturday, July 18, 2015, that it has obtained the full 1,000 page deposition given by Bill Cosby in a case that was settled in 2006. The Times said the deposition itself was never actually sealed by the court and that “The Times later learned that the transcript was already publicly available through a court reporting service.”
The Times writes about the full deposition, “Even as Mr. Cosby denied he was a sexual predator who assaulted many women, he presented himself in the deposition as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women — a profile at odds with the popular image he so long enjoyed, that of father figure and public moralist.”
The Times also published limited excerpts from the deposition, which can be found if you click here.
Here are some samples:
“Ms. Troiani asked Mr. Cosby to respond to Ms. Ferrier’s account of an earlier time when, after a dinner in Manhattan, she went back to Mr. Cosby’s New York City home with several people and stayed behind when the other people left.”
Q: She says that she stayed with you and that you began talking about her career and asking about her father who had died of cancer. Does any of that ring a bell with you?
Q: Do you remember talking about that?
Q: Do you remember what else you talked about?
A: That’s enough.
Q: Did you ask her those questions because you wanted to have sexual contact with her?
And then there is this:
“At another point, Mr. Cosby describes how he routed a payment to Therese Serignese, the woman who said she had been taken advantage of while drugged in Las Vegas, through his agent at the William Morris Agency. He says the agency sent Ms. Serignese $5,000 and he reimbursed them.”
Q: And did that come from your personal account or from the business?
A: That’s from my personal account.
Q: So, was the purpose of that to disguise —
Q: I have to finish my question. Was to disguise that you were paying the money to Theresa?
Q: And the reason you were doing — who were you preventing from knowing that?
A. Mrs. Cosby.
As previously reported, in a portion of the deposition that was released July 7th, 2015, to the Associated Press, “Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and ‘other people.’”
To read more about the full Cosby deposition, we urge you to click on the two links, above, that go the the two New York Times pieces that were published today.