Public moralist Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition to using his fame, drugs and deceit in targeting young women for sex. He was unapologetic for his actions, which are sickening. There is no way possible that Bill Cosby can recover from this scandal. It’s a disgrace.
The New York Times uncovered the 2005 deposition that read like a movie script. The scandal erupting around Cosby keeps getting worse. So much for that image of morality and being America’s Dad. He had no qualms about admitting to his sexual exploits during the deposition, which was taken over four days 10 years ago. He even admitted to deceiving his wife.
During the deposition, Cosby doesn’t acknowledge that his behavior could be considered rape, molestation or sexual assault. Instead, the NY Times reports, “He presented himself in the deposition as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy.” That “playboy” freely acknowledged getting prescriptions of Quaaludes in the 1970s for the sole purpose of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with.
The NY Times reports that during the deposition, Cosby “comes across as alternately annoyed, mocking, occasionally charming and sometimes boastful, often blithely describing sexual encounters in graphic detail.” He also talked about going after a “19-year-old aspiring model who sent him a poem and ended up on his sofa.” He said, “she pleasured him with lotion.”
Cosby determined consent to sexually assault was based on those nonverbal cues he picked up. He said, “I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you to call them.”
He admitted to giving young women Quaaludes, “the same as a person would say have a drink.” The NY Times reports, “he portrayed the drug-taking and sex as consensual.” He admitted to giving Therese Serignese Quaaludes in 1976. When asked if she was in a position to consent to sex after he gave her the drug, he said, “I don’t know.”
Cosby also admitted to paying women after sex. He took great lengths to cover-up the payments so his wife, Camille Cosby, would not find out, though she eventually found out about his serial cheating by 1997.
With lawsuits piling up, Mr. Cosby’s fate hangs in the balance. NBC pulled the plug on his new comedy project, two of his supporters, Jill Scott and Whoopi Goldberg now thinks the evidence against him is strong, CAA dumped him as a client, Disney removed a bronze bust of Cosby from its Hollywood Studios theme park. Another major blow to his public image occurred with President Obama said, “If you give a woman — or a man, for that matter — without his or her knowledge a drug, and then have sex with that person without consent, that’s rape.” There also calls to revoke Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, but President Obama said there was no mechanism in place for him to do that.