Just because Bill Cosby admitted he gave Quaaludes to a woman he was in a consensual sexual relationship with in the 1970s does not mean he gave other women the drugs “without their knowledge or consent” or “engaged in any non-consensual sex,” his attorneys say in a new court filing.
“Quaaludes were a highly popular recreational drug in the 1970s, labeled in slang as “disco biscuits” and known for their capacity to increase sexual arousal,” wrote Patrick O’Connor, one of Cosby’s attorneys, in the motion filed Tuesday.
“There are countless tales of celebrities, music stars, and wealthy socialites in the 1970s willingly using Quaaludes for recreational purposes and during consensual sex,” he wrote.
“Yet upon the unsealing of those excerpts, the media immediately pounced, inaccurately labeling the released testimony as defendant’s “confession” of “drugging” women and assaulting them,” he wrote.
“Reading the media accounts, one would conclude the defendant has admitted to rape,” he wrote. “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.” CLICK FOR MORE