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Cosby jokes on stage about doping drink (2005)

A little over a week after being cleared of doping and groping a former Temple University women's basketball executive, Bill Cosby joked during a performance at the State Theater in New Brunswick, N.J., about whether he had slipped drugs into a woman's drink.

"He brought this woman up from the audience," said Stuart Zakim, a spokesman for the National Enquirer, who happened to be in the audience for the Feb. 26 show. "He said, 'Before I get started, let me ask you: Did I put anything into your drink? She said, 'No. ' "

She was laughing and the audience was hysterical, Zakim said.

"I laughed, too," Zakim said. "It was very smart on his part. Obviously the people who went to see him are fans and are aware of what's been going on and that the charges were never filed. "

On Feb. 17, Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor announced he wasn't filing criminal charges in connection with the Temple woman's complaint that Cosby had drugged and groped her at his Cheltenham Township mansion. The woman quit her Temple job after the alleged assault and returned to her native Canada. A year after the incident, she reported it to the police. CLICK FOR MORE

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