Bill Cosby admitted to having sexual relations with at least two teen girls in a newly-released deposition, as part of a now-settled civil case, released by the Associated Press on Monday night — the day before his preliminary hearing in Norristown, Pa., on his first criminal case.
Cosby gave the depositions in 2005 and 2006 when Andrea Constand first filed a civil suit against him.
The comedian, accused in the last year of a string of rapes, said an agency sent “five or six” models to his studio every week while he was shooting one of his sitcoms, according to excerpts from the transcripts. He described a sexual encounter he had with one of them in 2000, saying he would give the young actresses a “very, very good meal.”
Q: She says that just days after … she told you that she did not drink, you told her to come over to (your townhouse) and served her amaretto. Do you recall serving her amaretto?
Q: That you told her to sit next to you on the couch and that you put your arm around her and began massaging her shoulder and arms suggestively. Did that occur? … This occurred sometime after you met her parents.
A: I need clarification on time.
Q: She’s 17 and I believe throughout the time she knows you she becomes 18 or 19.
Q: On a later occasion you had her masturbate you with lotion. Did that ever happen?
Cosby also testified about giving Quaaludes to women in the 1970s. He said he was given seven prescriptions for the sedative from his doctor in Los Angeles.
Q: Why didn’t you ever take the quaaludes?
A: Because I used them.
Q: For what?
A: The same as a person would say, “Have a drink.”
Q: You gave them to other people?
Q: Did you believe at that time that it was illegal for you to dispense those drugs?
Q: How did (the doctor) know that you didn’t plan to use (them)?
A: What was happening at that time was that, that was, quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with and there were times when I wanted to have them just in case.
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?
He also admitted to having sexual relations with Therese Serignese, who was 19 in 1976. He says he gave her money through her agent at the William Morris Agency so his wife, Camille Cosby, would not find out about the affair. Serignese is one of nearly 60 women who has accused Cosby of assault.
Q: So, was the purpose of that to disguise —
Q: I have to finish my question. Was to disguise that you were paying money to Therese?
Q: Who were you preventing from knowing that?
A: Mrs. Cosby.
Cosby was charged on Dec. 30 with three counts of felony assault, but has not entered a plea yet.