Details have emerged revealing that Bill Cosby admitted in 2006 to having had sexual contact with teenagers.
Cosby made the statements in depositions taken by the attorney for Andrea Constand, who filed a sexual assault complaint against him, the Daily Mail reported.
One incident involved a teenager, Therese Serignese, in 1976, while another concerned a 19-year-old in 2000.
The teenager involved in the second incident was one of the models sent weekly by an agency to Cosby's studio.
Cosby was accused of giving each quaaludes before having sex with them.
“She said that she believes she was not in the position to consent to intercourse after you gave her the drug. Do you believe that is correct?” attorney Dolores Troiani asked Cosby, referring to the 2000 incident, according to the Associated Press.
“I don't know. ... How many years ago are we talking about? 197(6)? ... I meet Ms. Picking in Las Vegas. She meets me backstage. I give her quaaludes. We then have sex,” Cosby responded.
Cosby added that while he gave the drug to women, he never took it himself.
“Quaaludes happen to be a depressant. I have had surgery and while being given pills that block the nervous system, in particular the areas of muscle, the back, I found that I get sleepy and I want to stay awake,” he said.
Serignese recalled in an interview what had happened in 1976.
“He asked me, ‘Would you like to come see my show?’ Of course I would,” Serignese told WPTV.
Afterwards, they went to a party and Cosby offered her pills.
“I took them, didn’t know what they were didn’t even ask. I just was intimidated I guess and I took them. Then my next memory is feeling drugged and him having sex with me,” she added.
Cosby later sent her $10,000, part of a promise he had made to financially reward her if she did well in school.
The deposition revealed details about another young actress who alleged Cosby tried to force her to have oral sex while she was lying on his sofa after they ate dinner in New York. Cosby denied in the deposition that anything sexual happened in the incident.
Cosby is set to appear in court May 24 to determine whether the criminal sexual assault case filed by Constand will go to trial.