Cosby detailed his womanizing, secrecy efforts a decade ago

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

A court deposition by Bill Cosby offers a very different image of America's Dad.

It details Cosby's casual affairs, his claims of being adept at reading women's unspoken desires and his prescriptions for quaaludes, a powerful sedative.

The full transcript of the 2005-06 deposition, obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday, is from a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee who accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her. It's the only publicly available testimony he's given in response to accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted dozens of women over four decades.

Cosby has called the sexual contact consensual and he denies the allegations.

The 78-year-old has never been charged with a crime. In most cases, the statute of limitations has run out.