On Monday, the Associated Press got hold of Bill Cosby’s SEALED court records from 2005 that finally vindicated all of the women who have been accusing Cosby of sexual abuse. The records revealed that Bill Cosby admitted to using prescription Quaaludes to drug women he wanted to have sex with in the 1970s’.
More than two dozen women have come forward, accusing Cosby of sexual abuse in the past year. Almost all of the woman have accused him of similar abuse – they were drugged and raped by Cosby. Cosby has yet to be charged with a crime and has denied the accusations. Many of the cases date back decades and the statute of limitations has expired.
How Did The Associated Press Get The Documents?
A former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, filed a civil sexual abuse claim against Cosby in 2005 – it was settled in 2006 under “confidential terms.”
13 unidentified woman testified in the 2005 case, which was sealed and unavailable until recently. The Associated Press went to court, requesting the documents in the interest of the public. Cosby’s lawyer objected to the release of the documents in fear of “embarrassing” (because we must protect his image) Cosby. The judge ultimately ruled in the interest of the public:
“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,” U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno wrote.
Excerpts of the deposition were released to the Associated Press – but not the full report.
On Wednesday morning, the victim, Andrea Constand, asked the judge to release the ENTIRE deposition from her case. The Associated Press reported that Constand’s lawyer, Dolores M. Troiani, wrote the following while asking the judge to sanction Cosby and his lawyers:
“The release of these documents will assist other women who have been victimized and bring awareness to the fact that sexual assault is not just committed with a gun or knife but is also committed by mentors who engage in exploitative behaviors.”
Regardless of whether the full deposition is released, these documents finally eliminate any doubts some may have had about Cosby’s guilt. Ya know, since the word of over a dozen women with the same story isn’t quite enough.