A new 2005 deposition with Bill Cosby paints the once beloved comedian in a disgusting light as he admits to one sexual encounter, though he claims it wasn’t sexual assault.
And it’s the pompous way he assumes he knows what women want and his obviously messed up idea of what it means to give consent in sexual situations that have us cringing with horror.
Cosby doesn’t admit to any crimes throughout the deposition, which was obtained by The New York Times. Instead, he admits that he and the victim in question at that time, model Andrea Constand, had sexual relations after he took an interest in her as a mentor at first.
And to prove to her mother that it was consensual, after Constand went to her describing the alleged drugging and molestation, Cosby reportedly asked Constand to tell her “about the orgasm.” As if having an orgasm during an assault makes it consensual.
But it gets worse.
Fearful that her mother and Constand might seek legal reparations, Cosby then offered to pay for Constand’s education.
Even more terrifying when added to the situation, though he admitted to having several prescriptions for Quaaludes, Cosby claimed the drug he gave Constand on the night of their relations was simply Benadryl, a fact Constand’s lawyer argued vehemently back in the 2005 lawsuit.
Cosby also detailed his relations, describing them like it was all a game and they were, “playing sex, we’re playing, petting, we’re playing.”
He said he never had sex with the women he pursued because he didn’t want them to fall in love with him. According to the Times, Cosby said the act of sexual intercourse, “is something that I feel the woman will succumb to more of a romance and more of a feeling, not love, but it’s deeper than a playful situation.”
“I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them,” he said with noted indifference, according to the Times.
The deposition also reveals that Cosby’s wife, Camille, knew about at least one of the relations as early as 1997. It is unclear if she knew specifics, such as the victims’ ages — Constand was just 19 years old at the time — or the dubious nature of coercion Cosby appears to have used to get women to participate in sexual acts.
Cosby’s lawyer also reportedly fought to keep the deposition sealed because he knew the nature of it would embarrass his client.
Yes, yes he should be embarrassed. That’s the very least of the emotions Bill Cosby should be feeling at this point.