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Bill Cosby In Deposition: I Gave Women Drugs So I Could Have Sex With Them

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Bill Cosby admitted to giving women drugs with the intent of having sex with them.

In documents from a 2005 deposition released Monday, the comedian admitted that he got quaaludes — a drug that acts as a sedative and a hypnotic — so he could give them to young women he wanted to sleep with.

The Associated Press obtained the documents from the early 2000s sexual abuse lawsuit filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constant, and during a sworn testimony at his home, Cosby said he got seven quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s.

“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?” Dolores M. Troiani, lawyer, asked Cosby. (RELATED: New Bill Cosby Accuser: He Made Me Put Oatmeal On My Face And Act Like A Queen)

“Yes,” Cosby said.

Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Colorado. (Photo: Reuters)

Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Colorado. (Photo: Reuters)

“Did you ever give any of these young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?”

Cosby’s lawyer objected, and he did not answer the question. The 77-year-old later admitted that he gave Constand three half-pills of Benadryl, and the two settled out of court for an undisclosed amount of money in 2006.

Cosby resigned from Temple in December amid a flurry of sexual assault allegations. (RELATED: Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University’s Board Of Trustees Amid Sexual Assault Allegations)