Comedian Bill Cosby admitted to having sexual encounters with teens, a 2005 deposition revealed. The said admission was just recently revealed.
A day before he appears for a scheduled preliminary hearing on the lone criminal case against him, the Associated Press released portions of the comedian’s deposition. The statement was part of a long-settled civil suit against him.
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The deposition revealed that Bill Cosby claimed the talent agency representing him would send him at least five or six models weekly to conceal his extramarital affairs from his wife.
During that time, he was under William Morris Agency, which is now operating under the name WME. He said his agency would find him girls so that his wife would not suspect he was cheating. Bill Cosby also said he would treat the models with “a very very good meal.”
In the deposition he gave between 2005 and 2006, he admitted to giving sedatives called quaaludes to a then 19-year-old Therese Serignese. That happened in 1976. When asked about the effects of quaaludes on the girl, Bill Cosby said the young woman got “high.”
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The comedian also revealed he had a consensual sexual relationship with Serignese in 1976.
In a 2014 interview, Serignese admitted that she lived with Bill Cosby for weeks but eventually left him and got married. She said the comedian promised to give her $500 for every “A” she received while in school. She ended up getting $10,000 from him after graduating from a nursing school.
Bill Cosby also confessed that he had another teenager, who he met back in 2000, put lotion on his private part.
The transcripts were taken from the depositions he gave in relation to the complaint Andrea Constand filed against him in 2005. Constand claimed Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her the year prior.
In the deposition, he denied though that he gave Constand alcohol.
However, when Constand’s lawyer asked the comedian, “[She] used the lotion to rub your penis and make you ejaculate?” he replied “Bingo!”
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The 78-year-old comedian also admitted to paying Serignese through his representatives at the agency. He also paid Constand later on, but under the pretense that she was someone he wanted to help so his wife would not find out about the relationship.
Constand, the former director of operations for Temple’s women’s basketball team, filed a lawsuit against the veteran comedian in March 2005.
She said she met Bill Cosby in November 2002, and they became good friends after that. The alleged sexual attack happened in his Pennsylvania mansion in January 2004.
Constand claimed the comedian gave her three blue pills after she told him she was feeling “emotionally occupied.” The complaint alleged that the pills left her feeling weak. And after she drank wine, Constand said she had trouble seeing and speaking.
The next day, Bill Cosby reportedly gave her a muffin before sending her home.
When she returned to Canada in January 2005, she reported the incident to the authorities. Police in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania investigated the incident but in February of that same year, District Attorney Bruce Castor refused to file criminal charges because Constand’s camp lacked evidence to back up their claims.
Bill Cosby previously stated that he had consensual sexual contact with Constand and that the pills he gave were Benadryl.
He settled the civil aspect of the suit for an undisclosed amount in 2006.
Aside from Serignese and Constand, it has been revealed that an unidentified young actress had previously reported that Bill Cosby tried to have oral sex with her. The comedian, however, denied it happened.
Bill Cosby is set to appear for a preliminary hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania on Tuesday in connection with the criminal charges Constand filed against him.
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The William Morris Entertainment agency has yet to issue a comment on Bill Cosby’s statements.
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