Jill Scott had been one of Bill Cosby’s biggest defenders along with Whoopi Goldberg. Yesterdays revelation that Cosby admitted in a Court Deposition buying drugs to give to women so he could have sex with them blew all of that away. There is now no doubt left as to Bill Cosby’s guilt, which is a true tragedy because of the many things he has accomplished.
Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and other people, according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Cosby’s lawyers insisted that two of the accusers knew they were taking quaaludes from the comedian, according to the unsealed documents.
Nevertheless, attorneys for some of the numerous women suing Cosby seized on the testimony as powerful corroboration of what they have been saying all along: that he drugged and raped women.
The AP had gone to court to compel the release of a deposition in a sexual-abuse case filed by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, the first of a cascade of lawsuits against him that have severely damaged his good-guy image.
Cosby’s lawyers had objected to the release of the material, arguing it would embarrass him. Ultimately, a judge unsealed just a small portion of the deposition.
“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.
Cosby, with his oft-espoused views on topics including childrearing, family life, education and crime, “has voluntarily narrowed the zone of privacy that he is entitled to claim,” the judge wrote.
Singer Jill Scott, who defended Bill Cosby despite countless allegations that he drugged and sexually assaulted women, says she no longer stands by the comedian.
On Monday, Scott tweeted that she defended Cosby because there was no concrete evidence against him. She said after reading newly released court documents, she can no longer support the comedian.
“About Bill Cosby. Sadly his testimony offers proof of terrible deeds, which is all I have ever required believing the accusations,” Scott said in a tweet.