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.

In the documents reviewed by Moskovitz so far, Cosby does not confess to raping women or drugging them without their knowledge. However, the comedian admits to getting Quaaludes to “use” on young women he “wanted to have sex with,” having sex with one woman in particular after giving her the drug, and offering Constand money “for her education” after she sought an apology.

Below are some of the most chilling revelations from the files, with additional excerpts to added as further revelations are discovered.

Cosby admits to getting Quaaludes to “use” on young women he “wanted to have sex with”:

After defendant testified that he obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes, the following testimony was elicited:

Q. You gave them to other people?

A. Yes.

(9/29/05, 66)

Q. You gave those drugs to other people knowing that it was —

MR. O’CONNOR: He said he gave it to T—- right now.

MS. TROIANI: He said other people. He did say other people.


Q. Knowing that it was illegal?


Whatever the legality of it is, it will stand. I’m instructing him not to answer. He gave the Quaaludes. If it was illegal, the courts will determine that.


Q. Did you ever get another prescription for Quaaludes from another doctor after that time?


This is in the ‘70s?


A. No.


Q. Who are the people that you gave the Quaaludes to?

MR. O’CONNOR: Keep it to the Jane Does. I’m not going beyond it. I’m instructing him not to answer it beyond the Jane Does.

(Tr. 9/29/05. 66-68)


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?

A. Yes.

Q. Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?

MR. O’CONNOR: Object to the question. Restrict it to the Jane Does, would you, please

Cosby admits to having sex with a woman after giving her Quaaludes:

Defendant was questioned about a Rule 415 witness’ statement, in which she stated that at age 19, she met defendant who had sex with her after giving her Quaaludes. Her statement was ambiguous about whether or not they continued to see each other or simply met again two years later. Defense counsel repeatedly interjected himself into the testimony, giving his version of the incident and once again denying the applicability of Rule 30 (c) to the proceedings.


A. That’s her statement. I don’t know. How many years ago are we talking about? 197 what?



Q. You thought it was later than that?

MR. O’CONNOR: He met her two years later.


A. I meet Ms (Redacted) in Las Vegas. She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex. I do not I can’t judge at this time what she knows about herself for 19 years, a passive personality.

Cosby details the terms of the “education trust” he offered Constand:

Defendant testified that even though both Plaintiff and her mother told him that all they wanted was an apology, he called Plaintiff’s home and spoke to her mother to offer money for Plaintiff’s “education.” The following occurred during questioning about that event:

Q. So, are you saying that Andrea would have to prove to you that she got a 3.0 average wherever she went in order for you to pay for her education?

A. She would have to prove to me that while she was at said university that she was maintaining a 3.0.

Q. But you didn’t require that of T———, did you?

A. T——-, yes. How can you say, but you weren’t? Do you know the deal with T——?

Q. You told us earlier.

A. What did I say it was?

MR. O’CONNOR: That wasn’t the deal.

MS. TROIANI: I’m not talking about the deal.

Constand’s lawyer summarizes Cosby’s testimony wherein he admits to offering other women money for their education:

Defendant admitted to the police and in his deposition that the plaintiff and her mother did not ask for money or the “educational trust” which he called to offer to her after the initial phone conversation with plaintiff and her mother. He further admitted that he had previously used the “educational trust” device to pay one of the Rule 415 witnesses, when he believed that she was going to reveal their liaison. The thrust of plaintiff’s defamation claim is that defendant knew that she had not asked for money or attempted to extort or embarrass him when he gave that statement to the police and the National Enquirer.

Cosby recounts the 2005 conversation where he apologized to Constand and offered her money for her education:

In his deposition, the statement Defendant gave to the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania authorities concerning his January 16, 2005 telephone call with Plaintiff and her mother was read to him and he admitted as follows:

Q. First I apologized twice. Then she said—I said, what do you want me to—and I assume the word do is left out. I said, what can I do? And she said, nothing. She said, your apology is enough. I asked that twice. She said, nothing, there’s nothing you can do. We hung up. I know Andrea so I called her back thinking, listen, I know that Andrea has talked about graduate school, why don’t we have a conversation and talk about what she wants to be. Whatever graduate school, we will pick up the tab, but she must maintain a 3.0 GP A.” When you say we, who do you mean?

A. Well, like our family, when we write a check, that’s what we do.

Q. What was the response?

A. She did not accept, nor did she reject it.

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