PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA — Bill Cosby said in a 2005 legal deposition that he obtained prescriptions of Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with, according to documents released Monday in a Pennsylvania court.
Cosby’s testimony was part of a civil suit involving Andrea Constand, who accused him of drugging her and sexually assaulting her while she worked at Temple University.
At one point, Cosby was asked by the woman’s lawyer about his use of prescription pills known as Quaaludes.
“When you the 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?” the attorney asked.
“Yes,” Cosby said, according to the document, which was released after a request by The Associated Press.
The comedian also recalled an encounter in the 1970s in Vegas with a woman whose name was redacted in the document. “She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex.”
Cosby was not charged in connection with these claims and the case was dismissed in 2006. His lawyers tried to stop the documents from being released.
More than a dozen women have since accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them. Cosby, who has never been charged, denies the allegations, and is attempting to have several court cases thrown out.