Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained the sedative Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women whom he wanted to have sex with, and acknowledged giving the drug to at least one woman, The Associated Press is reporting citing documents.
The wire service had gone to court to get the documents released. Cosby's attorneys had objected. NPR has not independently confirmed the content of the documents.
Here's more from the AP story: "The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl. Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006."
More than two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct. Some of them say he drugged and raped them. As we noted back in January, Cosby has denied all the allegations and has not been charged in any of the alleged assaults, but in an interview with NPR's Scott Simon last November Cosby maintained an uncomfortable silence when asked about the allegations.
Some of the allegations are decades old and, as such, fall outside the statute of limitations. But the scandal has hurt the comedian: NBC canceled a project with him, as did Netflix. The U.S. Navy revoked an honorary title for the comedian, and he resigned from the board of trustees at Temple University.
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