On Monday, Deadspin’s Diana Moskovitz obtained a disturbing collection of documents from a 2005 civil suit against Bill Cosby by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who accused the comedian of drugging and raping her. While the suit was settled out of court in 2006, the case’s records remained sealed until today, when a federal judge released the documents over objections by Cosby’s legal team.
According to the Associated Press, Bill Cosby said in a 2005 deposition that he bought Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with. In the same deposition, he reportedly admitted to giving drugs to a female former Temple University employee who filed a lawsuit accusing him of rape that same year. The suit claimed that the comedian drugged and raped the woman—later identified as Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for Temple’s women’s basketball program—at his Philadelphia mansion in 2004.
Bill Cosby appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk about his campaign to improve education in Alabama. He ended up talking a whole lot of nonsense after ABC News’ Linsey Davis asked him what he would say to child who asks him about the numerous women who have accused him of sexual assault.
By now more than 30 women have come forward with sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby, however he assures us that he is "far from finished." In a statement released on Wednesday, Cosby thanked his fans for their continued support and said he looks forward to a standup set planned for this Friday in Louisiana.
Here's the highlight of the Golden Globes so far: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler rounding off a terrific opening bit with a deeply uncomfortable and very direct Bill Cosby joke. Poehler has the better imitation.
Three more women came forward today in a press conference organized by Gloria Allred to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Linda Kirkpatrick, Lynn Neal, and Kacey (no last name given) all shared their similar stories, at times breaking down into tears. All say fears of retaliation prevented them from speaking out sooner.
Ineloquent responses apparently run in the family. Bill Cosby's daughter Evin released an "exclusive" statement to Access Hollywood in response to her father's rape accusations. "He is the FATHER you thought you knew. The Cosby Show was my today's tv reality show. Thank you. That's all I would like to say :)"
If a report by Page Six is to be believed, the perceived insidiousness of Bill Cosby has been given a new layer. A source tells Richard Johnson that Cosby, desperate to kill a National Enquirer story about his alleged "swinging with Sammy Davis Jr. and some showgirls in Las Vegas," gave the tabloid information on his daughter Erinn's drug problems.