Gloria Allred intends to use Bill Cosby’s own words against him. According to the civil rights attorney, she plans to use the comedian’s 2005 admission against him in other court cases.
In an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, Gloria Allred says the newly unsealed documents, which contain Cosby’s admission that he obtained Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, provides confirmation of what the alleged victims have been saying about the comedian.
“This confirms the allegations of numerous victims who have alleged that he had used drugs to sexually assault them. This admission is one that Mr. Cosby has attempted to hide from the public for many years and we are very gratified that it is now being made public.”
In court documents obtained by the Associated Press on Monday, Bill Cosby admitted under oath in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving the drug to young women with whom he wished to have sex. Cosby stated that he gave the drug to at least one woman and “other people.”
The documents in which Cosby made the admission are from a deposition in the sexual abuse lawsuit filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.
During his deposition, The Cosby Show dad also admits he gave Constand three half-pills of Benadryl. Two women who testified on behalf of Constand said Cosby gave them Quaaludes with their knowledge.
The comedian settled the sexual abuse lawsuit in 2006. The Associated Press recently went to court to compel the release of the documents, which were made public Monday. Cosby’s attorneys had argued against releasing the deposition because its contents would be “embarrassing” to their client.
Gloria Allred represents 17 of the more than 40 women who have come forward to lodge drug and rape allegations against the comedian since late last year, according to USA Today.
News of Bill Cosby’s 2005 admission comes just days after Atlantic City prosecutors decided not to pursue criminal charges against the comedian in regards to allegations made by one of Allred’s clients, former Cosby Show actress Lili Bernard, as the Inquisitr reported.
Although Bill Cosby has faced no criminal charges stemming from the allegations made against him over recent months, three alleged victims have filed a defamation lawsuit against the 77-year-old comedian. Tamra Green, one of the plaintiffs in the suit, recently asked the judge in her case to release the deposition, as she believes it contains admissions by Cosby that are crucial to her lawsuit.
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