In an AP Newsbreak, newly re-discovered documents show that in 2005, Bill Cosby admitted that he got Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to young girls so that he could have sex with them.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. He Admitted to Obtaining Drugs Associated With Rape
The AP reported that they obtained documents surrounding the 2005 case after going to court to compel the documents.
The documents state that in 2005, Cosby testified that he obtained Quaaludes so he could give them to women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted to giving them to at least one woman and “other people.” Cosby was testifying under oath after charges were brought against him by the former Temple University employee who accused Cosby of drugging her. Cosby later testified that he gave Andrea Constand, the woman who filed the 2005 lawsuit, an antihistamine, Benadryl.
Read one of the documents below in which Cosby’s testimony is detailed:
Cosby settled the case with Constand out of court in 2006.
More of the documents released on Monday are available at the link below:
2. His Lawyers Tried to Block the Release of the Documents
As the AP was compelling the court to release the documents surrounding the 2005 case, Cosby’s Philadelphia-based legal team objected on the grounds that if the documents were to be released that they would embarrass their client.
3. Over 40 Women Have Accused Cosby of Rape
Stories of Cosby’s lechery span decades. The last known case besides Constand was in 2000. Slate.com reports that:
Lachele Covington, an actress who was 20 at the time, filed a police report alleging that Cosby pushed her hand toward his penis after inviting her to his New York home on Jan. 25, 2000 to give her career advice. The New York Post reported that authorities “decided no crime had been committed because until the very moment Covington pulled her hand away, all actions had been consensual.” A Cosby spokesperson called the story “not true.”
Accusations of rape against Cosby have been made by such famous people as model Janice Dickinson as well as young victims, as young as 15.
4. Quaaludes Are Known Depressants
Quaaludes depress the central nervous system. According to WebMD, “[at] high doses it can cause mental confusion and loss of muscle control (ataxia).”
5. Comics Have Fought Back
Backlash against Cosby has been rampant and he has been the butt of jokes by other comedians, most notably Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the duo’s Golden Globes opening monologue.
You can watch it above.