by The Associated Press Posted Apr 18 2018 11

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Apr 18, 2018 11:15 am PDT Last Updated Apr 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial on Wednesday heard his damaging testimony about giving a sedative to women before sex. Cosby, who was deposed in 2005 and 2006 as part of his chief accuser’s civil suit, was asked about quaaludes, a 1970s party drug that’s been banned in the U.S. since 1982.Prosecutors are using his answers to show he had a history of drugging women long before he met Andrea Constand, who accuses the comedian of knocking her out with pills and then sexually assaulting her at his home in 2004. He says he gave her a cold and allergy medicine — not quaaludes — and that their encounter was consensual.A detective read to the jury a transcript of old testimony in which Cosby answers questions from Constand’s lawyer about quaaludes. Here’s a partial transcript:Q: Why didn’t you ever take the quaaludes?A: Because I used them.Q: For what?A: The same as a person would say, “Have a drink.”Q: You gave them to other people?A: Yes.Q: Did you believe at that time that it was illegal for you to dispense those drugs?A: Yes.Q: How did (the doctor) know that you didn’t plan to use (them)?A: What was happening at that time was that, that was, 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.Q: 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?A. Yes. Bill Cosby, right, arrives for his sexual assault trial at courtroom A at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Corey Perrine, Pool) center_img A look at Bill Cosby’s testimony about quaaludeslast_img read more