Bill Cosby Offered Settlement To Alleged Rape Victim Based On Her College GPA

| by Michael Allen

On Monday, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno unsealed 16 pages from a 2005 lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand against comedian Bill Cosby.

Constand is one of many women who has claimed that Cosby drugged and raped her, but was the only one to take legal action.

The court documents included a deposition in which Cosby made a strange requirement in a settlement offer he made to Constand, notes

Cosby said he would set up a college tuition fund, but added, "[Constand] would have to prove to me that while she was at said university that she was maintaining a 3.0 [GPA]."

Cosby also testified in the deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women in order to have sex, and did give the drug to at least one woman and "other people," noted the Associated Press.

Judge Robreno explained why he released the court papers:

The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct is a matter as to which the AP—and by extension the public—has a significant interest.

Cosby settled out of court with Constand in 2006.

Cosby's reps told ABC News on Monday:

The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been very hurtful.

Sources:, ABC News, Associated Press
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