Bill Cosby Retrial: Jurors Hear Comedian’s Testimony About Quaaludes and Sex

Jury also hears testimony from Janice Dickinson memoir publisher Judith Regan

The retrial of Bill Cosby went into its eighth day on Wednesday, with the jury hearing the comedian’s previous testimony regarding Quaaludes and sex.

In a transcript from Cosby’s deposition stemming from accuser Andrea Constand’s civil suit against him, the comedian said he obtained Quaaludes because, at the time, they were a drug that young people were partying with, “and there were times that I wanted to have them just in case.”

When asked if he knew he was going to give the Quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with when he obtained them, Cosby answered, “Yes.”

In the testimony, Cosby denied giving Quaaludes to women without their knowledge.

On Wednesday, the court also heard testimony from Judith Regan, whose Regan Books published model Janice Dickinson’s memoir “No Lifeguard on Duty.”

While being questioned, Regan said that Dickinson, who testified earlier in the retrial, said that Cosby had drugged and raped her, and that she wanted to include the alleged incident in the book.

Saying that the accusation could not be included in the book without corroboration for legal reasons, Regan told the court that Dickinson was “very unhappy” that it wasn’t included in the memoir.

Cosby is being re-tried on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, stemming from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s accusation that the comedian molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia.

Cosby’s initial trial in the matter ended in a mistrial in July 2017 after the jury was unable to reach a verdict following five days of deliberations.

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