Mere hours after damning court documents were released on Monday from a 10-year-old deposition where Bill Cosby admitted to purchasing Quaaludes in order to give them to young women he intended to have sex with — the comedian's rep has spoken out.
The Cosby Show actor's reps claimed:
"The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been hurtful."
Well it's done a lot more than embarrass the controversial celebrity.
As we previously reported, this shocking admission is from a 2005 deposition where the funnyman testified under oath about a sexual assault lawsuit filed by former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand.
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However, other alleged victims of Cosby's are viewing this breaking news as a turning point for their own cases against the icon. Barbara Bowman and Joan Tarshis both appeared on Don Lemon's CNN Tonight.
Bowman, who was one of the first women to accuse the TV legend shared:
"I've worked so long and hard to tell my story and screamed on deaf ears. It really was quite amazing — everything turned 180 today."
That we believe to be true!
Tarshis, a former actress and publicist, stated:
"I am feeling really great, I never thought this day would happen."
We can only imagine how this court disposition helps their own cases.
Bowman explained that the documents are:
" [ It's ] validation of my stories and the other women's stories — to have him call us liars for so long. No one believed us. No one believed me when I was 17 and no one was listening in 2005."
We're so thrilled that these women finally feel that they're being heard.
"It is a game changer and it is about time. I think we are going to be heard now and I think this is going to be the beginning."
Nonetheless, no criminal charges have been brought to Cosby from the allegations. One of Cosby's lawyers, Mark Singer, who's denied the accusations against his client in the past has yet to comment on the Pennsylvania court documents.
Regardless, it will certainly be interesting to see how this admission affects the other cases against him!
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