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Bill Cosby Admitted in 2005 That He Drugged a Woman

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In a 2005 deposition, Bill Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women in order to have sex, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman.

The Associated Press went to court to compel the release of the documents, which were made publicMonday. Lawyer Dolores M. Troiani asked in September 2005, "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?" Cosby answered, "Yes." The comedian had been testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee and said that he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl. That particular lawsuit was settled for undisclosed terms in 2006. Since then, more than a dozen women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. He has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations.

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Bill Cosby claims "self-defense" in defamation lawsuit

Lisa Bloom, lawyer for model Janice Dickinson said "now we know why" Cosby has failed to appear for a deposition in her defamation lawsuit against him. Dickinson sued Cosby in May, saying that denials made by his representatives after she accused him last year of raping her in 1982 were defamatory.

Given Cosby's 2005 testimony, Bloom said in a statement Monday evening "how dare he publicly vilify Ms. Dickinson and accuse her of lying when she tells a very similar story?"