More than 50 women have accused Bill Cosby, once one of the most popular TV dads, of drugging and sexually assaulting them. Only one of those accusations has led to a charge.
Andrea Constand, Cosby's former protege and friend whom he met at his alma mater of Temple University, says he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home in 2005. Now Cosby is facing felony assault charges and will stand trial, a Pennsylvania judge said this week.
In the build up to the trial, The Associated Press and The New York Times published excerpts from depositions that Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 related to Constand's allegations. They are graphic and disturbing. Here are six particularly egregious moments from the depositions:
Cosby admitted to giving Andrea Constand Benadryl pills before their sexual encounter.
"And then I went upstairs and I got three pills. I brought them down. They are the equivalent of one and a half. The reason why I gave them and offered them to Andrea, which she took after examining them, was because she was talking about stress."
He then described their sexual encounter after giving her the Benadryl pills.
"I go inside of her pants. She touches me. It's awkward. It's uncomfortable for her. She pulls her hand—I don't know if she got tired or what. She then took her hand and put it on top of my hand to push it in further. I move my fingers. I do not talk. She doesn't talk. But she makes a sound which I feel was an orgasm and she was wet. She was wet when I went in."
"She relaxed her hand after pressing it during her sound. I relax. I pull my hand out after a wait of a while. I don't say anything. I then make a move to get out. She moves back. She now has her arm like so. Her left arm out. I sit between her torso and her thighs. I sit there and I ask her to please take a nap. Please take a nap."
He talked about exploiting a gray area between consent and assault.
"I don't hear her say anything. And I don't feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped."
He said he got quaaludes in the 1970s for back pain, but planned to use them to have sex with young women.
Q: How did (the doctor) know that you didn't plan to use (them)?
A: What was happening at that time was that, that was, quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with and there were times when I wanted to have them just in case.
Q: When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?
He gave a 19-year-old quaaludes and a glass of water before having sex with her backstage in Las Vegas.
Q: What effect did the quaaludes have on her?
A: She became in those days what was called high.
Q: 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?
A: 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.
He said an agency would send him five or six models a week while he was working on a sitcom. They were struggling actresses, he said, to whom he would give a "very, very good meal." One of the women, who was 18 or 19, gave him a hand job.
Q: On a later occasion you had her masturbate you with lotion. Did that ever happen?
Q: (She) used the lotion to rub your penis and make you ejaculate?
Cosby, who has denied Constand's allegations, is due back in court July 20.