Bill Cosby admits in 2005 Deposition that he obtained sedatives to have sex with women

A  2005 deposition document stemmed from a civil suit filed by Andrea Constand who said Cosby drugged and raped her has caused a wave of insight into the Bill Cosby public rape allegations. The sworn deposition documents was release as a request by the Associated Press. Federal judge Eduardo C. Robreno agreed as a “moralist stance”  to highlight Bill Cosby’s morals and referencing Cosby’s “Pound cake Speech”  that labeled African American criminal activities with bad parenting and lack of personal responsibility. Yet the deposition documents now have back lashed on Cosby and has revealed that Cosby obtained sedative drugs to give to women he intended on having sex with, so far over 40 women have come out to speak on their experienced of being raped by Cosby.

Excerpt from the deposition are here with Mr.Conner being his attorney:

After defendant testified that he obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, the following testimony was elicited:

Q. You gave them to other people?

Cosby: Yes.

(9/29/05, 66)

Q. You gave those drugs to other people knowing that it was —

MR. O’CONNOR: He said he gave it to T—- right now.

MS. TROIANI: He said other people. He did say other people.


Q. Knowing that it was illegal?


Whatever the legality of it is, it will stand. I’m instructing him not to answer. He gave the Quaaludes. If it was illegal, the courts will determine that.


Q. Did you ever get another prescription for Quaaludes from another doctor after that time?


This is in the ‘70s?


A. No.


Q. Who are the people that you gave the Quaaludes to?

MR. O’CONNOR: Keep it to the Jane Does. I’m not going beyond it. I’m instructing him not to answer it beyond the Jane Does.

(Tr. 9/29/05. 66-68)


Q. 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?

Cosby: Yes.

Q. Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?

MR. O’CONNOR: Object to the question. Restrict it to the Jane Does, would you, please

What are exactly Quaaludes?

Scene from the Wolf of  Wall Street. Di Caprio's character was on Quaalude.
Scene from the Wolf of Wall Street. Di Caprio’s character was on Quaalude.

Methaqualone also known as by the brand name Quaalude is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that acts as a sedative and hypnotic.The drug was created in the 1950’s to fight malaria in India.

Methaqualone became increasingly popular as a recreational drug in the late 1960s and early 1970s, known variously as ‘ludes or sopers (also soapers) by hippies and disco scene as a party drug. When given Methaqualone, individuals would experience a drop in blood pressure, giving them a sense of unawareness ,and fall into a sedative trance. It is a pre-cursor to contemporary date rape drugs and the consequences could be detrimental to those that are given the drug.The treatment of the drug is also used to treat insomnia and as a muscle relaxant when prescribed.

The statue of limitations may have passed for some of the over 40 accusers that came out to have Cosby persecuted but he may he may face serious consequences. Television Networks have pulled the plug on and upcoming Show’s  Cosby was planning and Disney has removed his statue from the Hollywood Studios Theme Park.

Many of the victims have waited decades to have their stories heard where they have been silenced and feel vindicated by the release of the documents including former models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson.One of his accusers Chole Goines said Cosby assulted her in 2008 and came forward to Los Angelos Police. Her case is one of the recent cases that can spark a case against Cosby.

Since then Artist Jill Scott did go on her twitter and recant her support for Bill Cosby:



The images we see of Bill Cosby are very different that many are used to seeing on The Cosby Show as a loving Patriarch with mainstream moral family values. Yet these same values have been criticized by feminist with sexist norms that are linked to rape culture, where women are forced into silence by the power that systems of domination.


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