US comedian Bill Cosby paid women in exchange for sex
The US comedian, Bill Cosby, said he offered pills and payments to women he had sexual encounters with, and tried to hide it from his wife, according...
The US comedian, Bill Cosby, said he offered pills and payments to women he had sexual encounters with, and tried to hide it from his wife, according to court documents cited in the New York Times on Sunday.
The newspaper obtained a transcript from a deposition Cosby gave 10 years ago as part of a lawsuit from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accused him of drugging and molesting her.
Cosby said he acted as a mentor to Constand, and wooed her by “inviting her to my house, talking to her about personal situations dealing with her life, growth, education,” according to the deposition in Times.
The pair remained in contact for several years in the early 2000s, and one night at his house in Pennsylvania he said he gave her one and a half tablets of the over-the-counter antihistamine drug Benadryl to relieve stress.
They reportedly kissed and had sexual contact afterward. But Constand’s lawyer said she believed he gave her a much stronger drug. Constand maintains she was not seeking money from Cosby, but the actor said his wife, whom he married in 1964, would have likely thought support he provided her was for her education.
6 Dec 2019 2:31 AM GMT