Documents from a 2005 deposition acquired by the Associated Press confirm tarnished comedian Bill Cosby admitted to buying sedatives with the intent to give them to women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby allegedly acquired Quaaludes, or methaqualone, a drug that acts as a sedative and hypnotic in the central nervous system. “Ludes”, as they are often called on the street, became popular in the 1970’s and were used frequently at night clubs and discos. Their effects can include drowsiness, increased sexual arousal, dizziness, reduced heart rate and reduced respiration, among other things.
The court documents made public on Monday include a testimony under oath from Cosby in 2005 in relation to a sexual abuse lawsuit from a former Temple University employee. In that testimony, Cosby stated he gave the woman three half-pills of Benadryl.
Cosby has now been accused of sexual assault by over 40 women, but has not yet been legally charged. He maintains his innocence on the matter. Many of the claims have not been filed as civil lawsuits due to the statute of limitations for the crimes which span back to 1965.