Court documents: Bill Cosby admits giving drugs to women for sex; alleged victim in Colorado relieved

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DENVER -- Bill Cosby admitted under oath that he got a sort of sedative for the purpose of giving the drug to young women with whom he wanted to have sex, newly released documents show.

Monday's news comes as relief to Cosby's alleged victims, including one in Colorado.

The documents date to 2005 and they stem from a lawsuit filed by one of the many women who have publicly accused the comedian of drugging her and sexually assaulting her. The records were made public Monday after The Associated Press went to court to compel their release.

According to the documents, Cosby was asked by attorney Dolores Troiani: "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 answered "yes."
The attorney then asked: "Did you ever give any of those young women the Quaaludes without their knowledge?" At that point, Cosby's lawyer objected, stopping his client from answering.

Cosby then clarified an earlier remark saying that he had misunderstood.

He'd said he gave Quaaludes to other people, and he later said: "I misunderstood. Woman ... not women."

One of those other women is Beth Ferrier from Colorado.

"I'm Jane Doe No. 5. There were 13 of us. I came forward in 2005," she said Monday night.

As a model, she met Cosby in New York in 1984.
"He drugged me in '86. He drugged me after one of his shows here. He was really p***** off because I wouldn't meet him at dinner or go to the Oxford [Hotel in downtown Denver].

Ferrier said she's relieved the truth is surfacing. But she said after 49 other alleged victims have come forward, it shouldn't take Cosby's own admission for people to believe victims.

"This man needs to be stopped. This is not so much about Cosby anymore. This is about rape culture," she said.

Cosby, 77, has never been criminally charged and has vehemently denied wrongdoing. Efforts to contact his attorney for comment on the latest allegations were unsuccessful Monday.

Cosby had fought the release of the documents, arguing it would violate his and others' privacy and be a source of embarrassment.

Women have alleged Cosby assaulted them over the past 40 years. Most of the allegations have passed statutes of limitations, preventing criminal legal action.

Ferrier said she has had difficulty getting legislators in Colorado to return her calls as she fights for the statute of limitations to be extended. She knows it's too late for Cosby to face criminal charges for her allegations, but she's determined to continue to fight.

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