“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?” Troiani asked.
“Yes,” Cosby answered.
~ Reported by Time Inc.
According to Business Insider, the once iconic American dad, Dr. Cliff Huxtable, has had over 40 women accuse him of sexual assault.
Cosby’s above statement was recently made public. This statement comes after many of the accusers said Bill Cosby drugged and raped them.
The debate has been hot on whether Bill Cosby, 78, is a serial rapist. Many celebrities have been weighing in. Talk shows everywhere have been lending their voices and opinions.
Earlier this month, a judge unsealed a small portion of a 2005 disposition. In that disposition Cosby, under oath, makes an admission that collaborates many of the women’s testimonies.
Bill Cosby Admits Under Oath to Getting Drugs to Have Sex With Women
Time Inc. reported that Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he bought drugs to give to young women he wanted to have sex with.
This admission happened during a 2005 disposition in a sexual abuse case. Former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, filed the case that was the first of many.
Time Inc. also reported that there was a confidential settlement in Constand’s lawsuit in 2006.
What Are Quaaludes?
Many of our younger generation may not recognize what quaaludes are; let alone how available Quaaludes were during the 70s. Or, that Quaaludes were the love drug of choice.
According to another article by the Time Inc.,
“Quaalude was the love drug of choice in those years. Doctors were lawfully prescribing it in those years.”
PBS reported that Quaalude is the brand name for Methaqualone. Methaqualone “is a central nervous system depressant that acts as a sedative and hypnotic. Hypnotics are drugs that induce sleep.”
Times Inc. reported that Methaqualone was a popular sleeping pill in the 60s. In the 70s and 80s, the pill made its way into the club scene.
It wasn’t until 1984 that President Ronald Reagan banned the production of the drug and made it illegal.
Why Did Cosby Admit?
According to the Time Inc.‘s article, Cosby was court ordered to give the disposition. He had the choice to either purger himself or answer the question.
CNN reported that Cosby admitted to having seven prescriptions of Quaaludes.
- In 2002, President Bush awarded Cosby with the highest honor for a civilian, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Huffington Post reported that Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment has posted a petition to have the honor revoked. At the time of the article, the petition had 5,500 signatures. After 100,000 signatures the White House will have to review the petition and respond.
- Disney World removed the stature of Bill Cosby from its Hollywood Studios theme park in Florida.
- Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will remain according the Huffington Post.
- Entertainment Weekly reported that a third of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art’s 50th anniversary exhibition has come from Bill and his wife, Camille. EW reported that the Smithsonian Institute in Washington has said that they will continue to display an exhibition that showcases Bill Cosby’s art collection.
At the time of this article, Cosby has yet to face any criminal charges. The reasoning behind that is for many of the accusers that statute of limitations has passed. However, according to Fox 8, Chloe Goins said Cosby assaulted her as recently as 2008.
Cosby continues to maintain his innocence.
Whoopi Goldberg is one of the only celebrities that has defended Cosby. Her stance, according to Fox News, has been, “If Cosby had raped and drugged women, he would be arrested and taken to jail.”
Recently, however, Goldberg sat down with ABC News Chief Legal Analysts Dan Abrams. When Abrams explained that there is a statue of limitations and because of that Cosby may “never see the inside of a jail cell.”
This has caused even Whoopi Goldberg to change her mind,
“She reiterated that now that she is armed with a full understanding of the lack of legal action Cosby accusers can take, I can’t say any more ‘innocent until proven guilty.’“
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts about this case? Do you believe that Bill Cosby has perjured himself?