Bill Cosby is attending a preliminary hearing in Philadelphia this week, which will determine whether or not he will stand trial for sexual assault allegations.
However, he admitted to drugging and having sex with teenagers in a deposition from nearly 10 years ago that has only just been released to the pubic.
According to the Associated Press, in depositions Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 regarding allegations from Andrea Constand, who was one of the first of Cosby’s alleged victims to go public, he admitted to the claims.
He questioned by Constand’s lawyers, and admitted to giving her drugs and having sex with her without receiving verbal consent.
“Andrea came to the house. I called her. … We talked about Temple University. We talked about her position. And then I went upstairs and I got three pills. I brought them down. They are the equivalent of one and a half. The reason why I gave them and offered them to Andrea, which she took after examining them, was because she was talking about stress,” Cosby said.
Regarding consent, Cosby said: “I didn’t say it verbally, I said. The action is my hand on her midriff, which is skin. I’m not lifting any clothing up. This is, I don’t remember fully what it is, but it’s there and I can feel. I got her skin and it’s just above the hand and it’s just above where you can go under the pants. … I don’t hear her say anything. And I don’t feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped.”
Cosby was also asked another accuser named Therese Serignese, and acknowledged that he drugged her as well, before they had sex. “I meet Ms. Picking in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her quaaludes. We then have sex.”
The deposition also show Cosby admitting to paying off both Constand and Serignese to keep his wife from finding out about.
Earlier this year, Cosby sued Constand for breaking their contract.