Desmond Smalley | Contributing Writer
Bill Cosby’s character is more than the Cliff Huxtable image. In 2005, he admitted to giving prescription Quaaludes to women he desired to have sex with. Documents came from a civil lawsuit against Cosby filed by Andrea Constand, one of the many women who rightfully accused the television idol of sexual assault. Networks have attempted to contact publicist and lawyers for Cosby’s response to the information in the documents. There was very little success. “We have no plans to issue a statement,” his publicist, David Brokaw issued in a statement.
While Cosby confessed to having several prescriptions of Quaaludes with intentions of giving it to young women, he has not admitted to the performance of drugging any of his accusers. Under oath, Cosby answered question from Constant attorney, Dolores Troiani back in 2005.
“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?” Troiani asked. “Yes,” Cosby replied. Then when asked if he ever given any of those young women Quaaludes without their knowledge, Cosby attorney interjected an objection and told him not to answer the question.
Cosby indicated giving drugs to “other people,” but when asked if he gave other people Quaaludes knowing they were illegal, Cosby attorney interposed again, explaining that his client recognized giving them only to a woman whose name is legally involved. Cosby later testified that he “misunderstood” woman, meaning (the woman whose name is redacted), not “women,” even though neither word were used in attorney Troiani question.
In this, several women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, such as Victoria Valentino. She stated, “I think the message has to be that fame and wealth and power cannot exempt you from justice,” she said in an interview. “You cannot exempt anyone from the law.”
As well as, several HBCU’s who subject to the removal of Bill Cosby from his Board of Trustee positions. All in which, our very own Home by the Sea, Hampton University has yet to make a statement. However, the legal bargaining is still up in the air.
Many are unsure of the consequences Cosby may face, being that all of the sexual assaults allegedly happened during the early ‘60’s, ‘70’s, and ‘80’s. Bringing about complications within the statute of limitations. Chole Goins claimed Cosby assaulted her in 2008. She came forth to LA police this year.
Her attorney stating she may be the first accuser to have a case against Cosby that still falls in the statute of limitations. Goins claimed Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion. “She was drugged. She doesn’t know what happened. She blacked out and woke up finding Mr. Cosby over her as she was in a state of complete undress,” attorney Spencer Kuvin said in January.
At this moment, the revelation of this newly confession brings hope to the many accusers, but subtle storms in the legal stance of the Cosby allege actions.