American comedian Bill Cosby said he paid women off after persuading them to have sex with him, using his power in the entertainment industry as a lure.
In a deposition obtained by the New York Times, Cosby admitted offering the women sedatives and expressing concern for their future.
The revelations were part of a deposition Cosby gave in 2005 when a woman sued him, according to The Guardian.
In the deposition, first obtained by AP, Cosby admitted he procured Quaalude pills with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.
He told lawyers for Andrea Constand, who worked at Temple in Philadelphia and brought the suit, that he was a “pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things”, the Times reported
Cosby said he offered to pay for Constand’s education and paid another woman whom he had met in 1976.
He sent the money to one of the women he had sex with through his agent so his wife wouldn’t find out.
Constand’s case was settled on confidential terms.
Cosby has denied accusations by dozens of women who claim he sexually assaulted them.
He has never been charged with a crime but the accusations have shattered Cosby’s good-guy, fatherly image.
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