Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Trevor Noah has pulled out at the last minute from hosting the MAMAs 2016, due to 'a severe upper respiratory infection'

Inside Bill Cosby's shocking testimony

2015-07-07 12:18

Los Angeles - These excerpts of statements were made by entertainer Bill Cosby under questioning in 2005 from a lawyer for former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accused him, in a case that was settled before trial, of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion.

According to the documents, unsealed by a federal judge on Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, Cosby had admitted obtaining seven prescriptions for quaaludes and said he gave them to other people.

That was followed up by this questioning by Constand's lawyer:

Question: Who are the people that you gave the quaaludes to?

Cosby's lawyer interrupts and asks to limit the questioning to a certain group of accusers referred to in the documents as the Jane Does.

Q. 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?

Answer: Yes.

Q. Did you ever give any of those young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?

Cosby's lawyer objects, again asking Constand's lawyer to limit the question to only the Jane Does. After their wrangling, Cosby continues.

I misunderstood. Woman, meaning (another accuser), and not women.

Q. OK. So, you're saying you never gave the quaaludes to anyone other than (a specific person)?

Cosby's lawyer: Don't answer the question. You can ask all the questions you want about the Jane Does.

Cosby also answered questions about a sexual relationship with a woman in 1978. The woman went public last November with allegations he drugged and assaulted her two years earlier, when she was 19. That woman has accused Cosby of defamation over his denials.

Cosby: I meet (the accuser) in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her quaaludes. We then have sex. I do not. I can't judge at this time what she knows about herself for 19 years, a passive personality (The accuser) was sweet in her personality. As far as I was concerned was well-mannered, didn't demand or give a feeling that she was above anyone. If anything, I think she may very well have been very happy to be around the show business surroundings.

Constand's lawyer: Star struck?

Cosby: You'll have to ask her.

Read more on:    bill cosby  |  celebrities  |  lawsuits publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

We had a quick chat with Penny Rider about taking that all important first star baker award in the new season of SA Bake Off. Read More »

A source told Channel24 that the SABC won’t see another episode of 7de Laan if there’s no signed contract by Monday. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.