Bill Cosby Trial: Jurors Can Hear Quaaludes Admission But Not Spanish Fly Jokes
Pennsylvania jurors will hear entertainer Bill Cosby’s explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill ruled Friday.
However, they will not hear about his jokes about Spanish fly, the purported aphrodisiac, nor will they hear about the civil lawsuit he settled with defendant Andrea Constand in late 2006, O’Neill ruled.
Cosby, 79, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand, now 44, at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the charges and denies similar allegations from more than 50 women.
In his 1991 book Childhood, Cosby wrote that he and his friends needed the Spanish fly potion because girls were “never in the mood” for them. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele insisted the comments showed his familiarity with date rape drugs and should not be dismissed as “merely jokes.” CLICK FOR MORE