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Via the BBC: Bill Cosby ‘offered women money’ for silence after sex

American comedian Bill Cosby admitted trying to pay women to keep quiet after having sex with them, according to testimony obtained by the New York Times.


After Ms Constand became upset and returned to her native Canada, Mr Cosby offered to pay for her further education.

“My wife would not know it was because Andrea and I had had sex and that Andrea was now very, very upset and that she decided that she would like to go to school,” the New York Times quotes Mr Cosby as saying in the deposition.


Mr Cosby also admits paying another woman he met in 1976 and to obtaining sedatives with the aim of giving them to women to have sex with him.

Does this prove anything?  No.  Does add yet more credence to the charges against him?  Yes.

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  1. OzarkHillbilly says:

    A whole lot of smoke with some fire: Drugging women so that their inhibitions are lessened with the intent of having sex with them is rape. He has admitted to doing this.

  2. michael reynolds says:

    If he’d used Roofies rather than Ludes I think today’s generation would get it.

  3. Just 'nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: Yeah, but back in the 70s, whether that constituted rape was still being debated, IIRC.

  4. bill says:

    @michael reynolds: roofie colada?