Bill Cosby‘s 2005 court deposition, released Monday, revealed the comedian admitted to obtaining sedatives with the purpose of giving them to women he intended to have sex with. It was just one of several explosive revelations in the 66-page document.
Cosby had been testifying under oath during a sexual assault civil suit brought by Andrea Constand. As part of his defense, Cosby admitted to giving an exclusive interview to The National Enquirer in exchange for the tabloid spiking a story about another alleged victim. The comedian also admitted that he contacted his agent at William Morris and instructed him to send money to a woman accusing him of rape.
TheWrap has combed through the deposition. Below is a list of the five most scandalous facts.
1. Cosby admitted he intended to give Quaaludes to women he planned to sleep with
The TV legend dropped that bombshell as he was questioned by Constand’s attorney. “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?” asked Dolores M. Troiani. Cosby answered “Yes.”
Troiani then asked, “Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?”
Cosby’s lawyer, Patrick J. O’Connor, objected and instructed his client: “Do not answer it.”
2. Cosby asked his agent at William Morris to send money to an alleged victim
Cosby contacted his William Morris agent, Tom Illus, and “asked him to send money to one of the Rule 415 witnesses. [Cosby] testified that Mr. Illus did not ask him why,” the documents state.
3. Cosby gave an exclusive interview to the National Enquirer to get it to drop an accuser’s story
The documents state that “Defendant admitted that he agreed to give an exclusive interview the National Enquirer in exchange for their agreement to not print the Beth Ferrier story.” Cosby also said that he was shown a preview of the Enquirer story about Ferrier, “before it was supposed to come out.”
4. Famed Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer alerted Cosby about the National Enquirer article
When asked who first told him about the Beth Ferrier story the National Enquirer planned to run, Cosby said, “It was Marty Singer.” The plaintiff’s lawyer attempted to ask follow-up questions, but one of Cosby’s other lawyers instructed him not to answer because “It’s attorney-client privilege.”
5. Cosby arranged a payoff to an alleged victim, but the woman claims she only wanted an apology
Cosby offered to pay for Constand’s education after she and her mother requested an apology for the alleged sexual assault. The deposition states, “Defendant testified that even though both Plaintiff and her mother told him that all they wanted was an apology, he called Plaintiff’s home and spoke to her mother to offer money for Plaintiff’s ‘education.'”
But there was one stipulation. In order for Constand to receive Cosby’s financial assistance, the comedian insisted that she get good grades. “She would have to prove to me that while she was at said university that she was maintaining a 3.0 average.”