Bill Cosby sedated women for sex
New documents reveal Bill Cosby gave a woman Quaaludes before having sex with her.
The American comedian has been at the centre of a scandal since last year, with more than 40 women accusing him of sexual assault, including model Janice Dickinson.
Now in court documents obtained by The Associated Press dated ten years ago, Bill confessed under oath that he gave Quaaludes to a woman he then had sex with.
"I meet Ms. [name redacted] in Las Vegas. She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex," he said.
The woman in question was 19 at the time, say People magazine, and was a masseuse at a Vegas health club.
The legal documents say the now 77-year-old comedian had seven prescriptions for Quaaludes in the 70s, which he kept into the 90s, 90s and year 2000.
The case was settled for an undisclosed sum in 2006.
Bill has never been criminally charged.
Joe Cammarata, who represents attorney Tamara Green and two other women who say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them, has spoken about the latest development.
"It's an extraordinary turn of events which provides much-needed public light on Mr. Cosby's behaviour," he told People, adding that the statements "support the victims' allegations against him."
Stars have been quick to react to the unearthed court documents, taking to Twitter to express their feelings.
"It's a very sad situation. Now can we all stand up and support the victims? Will silence continue?" posted Judd Apatow.
"About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations.
"I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong. It HURTS!!! When you get it ALL right, holla (sic)," singer Jill Scott wrote.
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