Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.
Another admission the AP uncovered:
The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.
But covering it has also revealed a persistent squeamishness — based in a real concern about legal retribution, presumably — in the mainstream media about using the r-word, even when it’s been all but confessed to in a deposition.
Regardless of semantics, it’s now on the record that Cosby knew what he was doing. Yet the words of dozens of women have always been there, if we were listening.