5 Things We Learned From Bill Cosby's Unsealed Documents

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 07/08/2015 | 11:00 AM EDT

Public court documents paint a darker picture of the embattled comedian

Earlier this week brought the news of The Associated Press obtaining documents from Bill Cosby's 2005 civil suit against Andrea Constand, in which he was accused of drugging and raping the Temple University employee (Cosby and Constand settled the case for an undisclosed amount in 2006). The documents, which had previously been sealed, included the comedian's testimony of getting the sedative Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.


Those documents have since hit the web detailing the star's admission, along with his relations with a 19-year-old woman in Las Vegas, his agreement to pay Constand's college tuition and more. Here's five new updates we've learned (via Deadspin).


Cosby had very specific plans for the sedatives.


"Dolores Troiani [Constand's lawyer]: 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?


Cosby: Yes."


He gave the Quaaludes to a 19-year-old woman in Las Vegas before they had sex.


"[Defendant was questioned about a Rule 415 witness’ statement, in which she stated that at age 19, she met defendant who had sex with her after giving her Quaaludes. Her statement was ambiguous about whether or not they continued to see each other or simply met again two years later. Defense counsel repeatedly interjected himself into the testimony, giving his version of the incident and once again denying the applicability of Rule 30 (c) to the proceedings.]


Cosby: I meet Ms (Redacted) in Las Vegas. She meets me back stage. I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex. I do not I can’t judge at this time what she knows about herself for 19 years, a passive personality."


Cosby made a deal with Constand's family to pay for her college tuition, provided she maintain a 3.0 GPA.


"In his deposition, the statement Defendant gave to the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania authorities concerning his January 16, 2005 telephone call with Plaintiff and her mother was read to him and he admitted as follows:


Troiani [reading Cosby's statement to the police]: First I apologized twice. Then she said—I said, what do you want me to—and I assume the word do is left out. I said, what can I do? And she said, nothing. She said, your apology is enough. I asked that twice. She said, nothing, there’s nothing you can do. We hung up. I know Andrea so I called her back thinking, listen, I know that Andrea has talked about graduate school, why don’t we have a conversation and talk about what she wants to be. Whatever graduate school, we will pick up the tab, but she must maintain a 3.0 GP A. When you say we, who do you mean?


Cosby: Well, like our family, when we write a check, that’s what we do.


Troiani: What was the response?


Cosby: She did not accept, nor did she reject it.


It's believed Cosby used a modeling agency in Denver to "supply him with young women."


"[From a plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery]: Several people have given statements to the police and others that Defendant used a modeling agency in Denver to supply him with young women, many of whom claim to have been victimized by Defendant. In the instant case, Defendant in his role as 'mentor' sent Plaintiff to New York to meet with a representative of the William Morris Agency. A representative of the agency called Plaintiffs home in an attempt to set up a meeting with Defendant in Florida after Plaintiffs mother confronted Defendant. Defendant used the agency to funnel money to one of the Rule 415 witnesses."


Cosby tried to stop the publishing of Beth Ferrier's story to the National Enquirer (Ferrier claimed Cosby drugged her in the mid-1980s in Denver). Instead, he offered the publication an exclusive story.


"Constand's lawyer: What is your understanding of the agreement that you had with the National Enquirer concerning the story that appeared in the National Enquirer which was your exclusive interview termed my story?


Cosby: I would give them an exclusive story, my words.


Lawyer: What would they give you in return?


Cosby They would not print the story of— print Beth’s story.


(Cosby dep. 9/29/05, 161)


Lawyer Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier’s story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make the public believe that maybe Andrea was also telling the truth?


Cosby: Exactly.


Lawyer: So that you knew when this article was printed, when you told the Enquirer this, that you had to make the public believe that Andrea was not telling the truth?


Cosby: Yes."


Read more of the documents at Deadspin.


(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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