Unfortunately, the plot has thickened in Bill Cosby’s legal battle. Excerpts of the legendary comedian’s deposition has been released and it has been revealed that he had sex with at least two teen-age girls. It has also been revealed that an agency would send “five or six” models to his studio each week while he was filming one of his sitcoms.
Cosby said he would give the struggling, young actresses a good meal. He then described a sexual encounter he had with one of them in 2000, according to the transcripts from the depositions Cosby gave in 2005 and 2006 for Andrea Constand’s civil suit against him.
She was 17 years old at the time. See parts of the transcript below.
Q: She says that just days after … she told you that she did not drink, you told her to come over to (your townhouse) and served her amaretto. Do you recall serving her amaretto?
Q: That you told her to sit next to you on the couch and that you put your arm around her and began massaging her shoulder and arms suggestively. Did that occur? … This occurred sometime after you met her parents.
A: I need clarification on time.
Q: She’s 17 and I believe throughout the time she knows you she becomes 18 or 19.
Q: On a later occasion you had her masturbate you with lotion. Did that ever happen?
He also discussed giving Quaaludes to Therese Serignese. At the time she was 19. He says that he met her in 1976 and began a consensual relationship with her. She is one of seven women currently suing Cosby for defamation.
Cosby says he gave Serignese money through his representatives at the William Morris Agency, which represented him at the time but no longer does, so his wife would not find out.
Cosby faces a preliminary hearing in Pennsylvania Tuesday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted Constand, now 43 in 2004. [Associated Press, People]