It was only a matter of time before more information from Bill Cosby’s incriminating deposition from 2005, would come to the light.
That time has come.
Documents from over four days worth of testimony, ten years ago in a Philadelphia hotel have been released and The New York TImes, has highlighted some of the quotes. Throughout the questioning, The Times says Cosby comes across as annoyed, mocking, occasionally charming and boastful.
He spoke about several women he had sexual relationships with, including a 19-year-old model, another woman, and the woman who was at the center of the lawsuit Andrea Constand, a young woman who worked as a Temple University basketball manager. Thirteen women supported her testimony saying that they’d had similar experiences with Mr. Cosby.
Cosby managed to keep the deposition private all these years but interest in the document grew after a federal judge unsealed a 62 page memorandum of law in the case that was settled in 2006. Up until now parties involved had been prohibited from releasing the memorandum because of a confidentiality clause that was a part of the settlement agreement. The deposition itself was never sealed.
Cosby explains how he knew his sexual encounters with Constand were consensual.
I walk her out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, don’t ever do that again. She doesn’t walk out with an attitude of a huff, because I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them.
On whether he ever discussed his sexual relationship with Constand
I am a man, the only way you will hear about who I had sex with is from the person I had it with.
Q. Why is that?
A. When I was a boy it was a thing that girls used to say, please don’t tell anybody. But it is something that I’ve learned as you grow older that they’re the first people to go and tell somebody after something has happened.
In the 1970s Cosby admitted to securing seven prescriptions for Quaaludes over a period of 2-3 years from a Los Angeles doctor. He told the doctor he had a sore back. He testified that the doctor probably knew he wasn’t going to be taking them himself.
Q. You testified that he knew you were not going to take them. And I’d like to — explain your answer. How did he know that, or why do you say he knew that?
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.
Cosby said he never took the Quaaludes himself because they made him sleepy.
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.
Hiding his behavior from Camille
According to The Times, there were several instances where Cosby talked about the measures he took to hide his behavior from his wife Camille. He paid many of the women off, including Constand, by paying for her tuition not through his educational fund by from personal checks.
Q. And our being who?
A. The family.
Q. Would your wife know about that?
A. That’s family. My wife would not know it was because Andrea and I had had sex and that Andrea was now very, very upset and that she decided that she would like to go to school or whatever it is. We can get back on track.
Q. How would you explain to your wife that you were giving this personally as opposed to using the foundation?
A. I would say to her that there is a person I would like to help.
This was the same practice he employed with another woman. Therese Serignese said that Cosby drugged and took advantage of her. Cosby sent her $5,000 from the William Morris Agency and Cosby reimbursed them.
Q. And did that come from your personal account or from the business?
A. That’s from my personal account.
Q. So, was the purpose of that to disguise —
Q. I have to finish my question. Was to disguise that you were paying the money to Theresa?
Q. And the reason you were doing — who were you preventing from knowing that?
A. Mrs. Cosby.
At one point Cosby’s caviler attitude caused Constand’s lawyer, Dolores M. Troiani, to ask Mr. Cosby if he was taking the proceedings seriously.
Q: I think you’re making light of a very serious situation.
A: That may very well be.