Bill Cosby’s lawyers are still attempting to control any further damage to their client’s career by requesting that a judge keep details of settlements sealed.
Cosby attorney Patrick O’Connor blasted the New York Times for revealing the 2005 transcript that detailed Cosby’s use of drugs to lure young women. O’Connor believes that the transcript should not have been made public.
“The media immediately pounced, inaccurately labeling the released testimony as defendant’s ‘confession’ of ‘drugging’ women and assaulting them,” Cosby lawyers O'Connor and George Gowen wrote, according to the Associated Press.
“Reading the media accounts, one would conclude that defendant has admitted to rape. And yet defendant admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970s,” the attorneys continued.
In the 2005 deposition, which stemmed from former Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s lawsuit against Cosby charging sexual assault, Cosby admitted obtaining the drugs, but his attorneys still say the sex was consensual.
“There are countless tales of celebrities, music stars and wealthy socialites in the 1970s willingly using Quaaludes for recreational purposes and during consensual sex,” his lawyers wrote.
His attorneys referred to the Quaaludes as “disco biscuits,” and stated that just because drugs were used during sex doesn’t mean Cosby raped anyone. So far, close to 40 women have now accused Cosby of drugging and raping them.