Legendary American comedian Bill Cosby has admitted through court documents back in 2005 that he had Quaaludes, a type of sedative drug, to give to young women before intending to have sex with them. The drugs were given to at least one woman and "other people."
According to Maryclaire Dale of the Associated Press, Cosby's lawyers objected to the release of the documents because it would embarrass their client. The Associated Press went to court in order to get the documents released.
"The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee," Dale wrote. "He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl."
Dale added that Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit back in 2006; the terms have not been disclosed. In December, he resigned from his post at the board of trustees at Temple, where he was featured in advertisements, fundraising campaigns and commencement speeches.
"Cosby has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct, including allegations by many that he drugged and raped them in incidents dating back more than four decades," Dale wrote. "Cosby, 77, has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations."
According to Dana Ford of CNN, the documents showed an exchanged between Cosby and attorney Dolores Troiani.
"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?" Troiani asked.
CNN reported that Cosby said yes.
"Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?" Troiani then asked.
CNN reported that Cosby's lawyers intervened and stopped him from answering the question. However, the documents also showed Cosby recalling an incident that happened in Las Vegas back in the 1970s.
"She meets me backstage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex," Cosby said.
Although the woman's name was redacted in court documents, attorney Joseph Cammarata, who represents Therese Serginese, indicated to CNN that "it appears" the details of the event match those of his client's encounter with Cosby, though he could not confirm it for sure. Serginese herself indicated in a "20/20" interview that she was "feeling drugged" after consuming the pills offered by Cosby, accusing him of rape.
"I was kind of leaning forward, and he was behind me having sex with me," Serginese said. "I remember it because it was not good."
Both CNN and the Associated Press reached out to Cosby's lawyers for comment on Monday. Their efforts have been unsuccessful so far.