Newly-published documents reveal that Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes, a heavy sedative, with the intent of drugging women to have sex with them, reports the Boston Globe.
Cosby’s admission strongly substantiates claims made by several women that Cosby drugged and raped them. Cosby tried to prevent the deposition from being disclosed arguing that it would “embarrass” him. The federal judge didn’t care about Cosby’s feelings. Instead, U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno wrote: “The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct is a matter as to which the AP – and by extension the public – has a significant interest.”
Over two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. Cosby has never been charged with a crime and the statute of limitations on most of the accusations has expired. Cosby has even exhorted to slandering the women as liars and gold diggers.
“If today’s report is true, Mr. Cosby admitted under oath 10 years ago to sedating women for sexual purposes,” said Lisa Bloom, attorney for model Janice Dickinson, who has claimed to be one of Cosby’s victims. “Given that, how dare he publicly vilify Ms. Dickinson and accuse her of lying when she tells a very similar story?”
Cosby’s money and celebrity status has helped him elude criminal charges for 40 years. His iconic status as America’s “family man”, however, has been rightfully shattered.