Just hours after shocking court documents were released on Monday from a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to young women he intended to have sex with, his representative has spoken out.
“The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue,” his representative said in a statement to ABC News. “That would have been hurtful.”
The latest development in the downward spiral for the 77-year-old comedian came from a newly released 2005 deposition in which Cosby testified under oath about a sexual assault lawsuit filed by former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand.
The Associated Press first reported details of the unsealed documents on Monday, after compelling the court to release the legal papers filed in federal court in Pennsylvania on Nov. 21, 2005. The AP reported that Cosby’s lawyers had objected to the documents being released because they would “embarrass” their client.
During his testimony, the TV legend admitted to giving Constand three half-pills of Benadryl. The documents, obtained by TheWrap, state that “defendant [Cosby] testified that he obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes.”
When asked if he gave the drugs to other people, Cosby replied “yes.”
The case was settled in 2006 for an undisclosed amount.
Cosby faced no criminal charges stemming from the allegations. Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has denied the accusations made against the comedian in the past.
However, Singer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Monday on the Pennsylvania court documents.