Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
A deposition obtained by AP has revealed he gave the sedative to at least one woman and other people.
That woman, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, and a second woman testified in the same case that they had knowingly taken the drug from him.
When asked in the 2005 deposition whether he had obtained the drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with, Cosby answered 'Yes'.
When he was then asked if he gave the drugs to any women without their knowledge, Cosby's lawyer objected.
Accusations dating back 40 years
The 77-year-old entertainer has been accused by more than two dozen women of sexual misconduct in incidents dating back more than four decades.
Attorneys for some of the numerous women suing Cosby seized on this latest testimony as powerful corroboration of what they have been saying all along: that he drugged and raped women.
Cosby has never been charged with a crime, and the statute of limitations on most of the accusations has expired.
Three women, however, are accusing the star of defamation for having his agent say their claims were untrue. Which means the latest documents could still prove relevant to these lawsuits.
Cosby, who starred as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show' from 1984 to 1992, settled Constand's lawsuit under confidential terms in 2006, reports the Huffington Post.