One of Bill Cosby's attorneys is investigating how The NY Times obtained copies of Cosby's 2005 deposition that were supposed to be confidential.
The deposition was placed under seal by a judge along with a 2005 lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand. In her lawsuit, Constand claimed Cosby drugged and raped her on more than one occasion. Yet she never went to the police.
The lawsuit was filed under seal to protect Constand's identity.
The deposition was unsealed by a judge in response to a request made by the Associated Press.
Cosby's attorney, Patrick O'Connor, hinted at filing a lawsuit against The NY Times for publishing the 10-year-old deposition.
But the NY Times noted, "the deposition itself was never sealed" and was always publicly available through a court reporting service.
In the deposition, Cosby admitted to giving women the party drug Quaalude before having consensual sex with them.
Constand claimed she was in a car with Cosby and that when she awoke her clothes were askew and her bra was undone.
Cosby admitted he met her backstage at one of his comedy shows at the Las Vegas Hilton. "I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex. ... I think she may very well have been very happy to be around the show business surroundings."
"Quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with and there were times when I wanted to have them just in case," he said.
When Constand's lawyer asked Cosby if he recalled her being in a position to consent to sex, Cosby replied, "I don't know. How many years ago are we talking about? Nineteen seventy what?"
20 years later, Constand reportedly reached out to Cosby, saying he promised to pay her $500 for every "A" she received in school. In the deposition, Cosby said he thought he was paying her to keep their sexual trysts a secret from his wife -- not to pay for her school.
He said Constand was "now upset" and that's why she was suing him for allegedly raping her.
Constand admitted meeting Cosby at his Pennsylvania home in 2004 -- years after he supposedly drugged and raped her.
Cosby said he touched her stomach as they sat on his sofa.
"I don't hear her say anything," he said. "And I don't feel her say anything. And so I continue and I go into the area that is somewhere between permission and rejection. I am not stopped."
Cosby said he assumed their sex was consensual since she didn't tell him to stop. He said he always looked for nonverbal cues that women welcomed his sexual advances.
Only in America can consensual sex be considered rape even after the so-called "victim" tries to blackmail the so-called rapist.
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