LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two women who allege they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby called for the release of a full deposition the comedian gave in a 2005, when he admitted obtaining drugs he planned to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex.
“It is important for the world to know the truth about how Bill Cosby hunted me like a predator,” Beth Ferrier said during a news conference at the office of her Los Angeles attorney, Gloria Allred.
Ferrier and Rebecca Lynn Neal both came forward as witnesses offering similar abuse claims as those alleged in the 2005 lawsuit. The suit was filed in Pennsylvania by a Temple University employee who claimed she was assaulted by Cosby. The lawsuit was settled before the case went to trial.
A portion of Cosby’s deposition became public. The comedian said under oath that he obtained seven Quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s.
“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?” Cosby was asked.
“Yes,” Cosby replied.
Ferrier and Neal said they want the full deposition released to back up their allegations against Cosby. Ferrier claims Cosby assaulted her in Denver in 1986. Neal claims she was assaulted in 1983 at a Las Vegas health club.
“The betrayal of trust from this famous celebrity was so traumatic,” Neal said. “I thought, ‘Who would believe me that Bill Cosby was a serial rapist that used drugs to assault unsuspecting young women?’”
Cosby, 78, has been accused by more than 40 women of sexual misconduct, including allegations by many that he drugged and raped them in incidents dating back more than four decades. Cosby has never been criminally charged, and most of the accusations are barred by statutes of limitations.
Allred said Ferrier and Neal were also outraged by statements allegedly made by Cosby’s wife, Camille. The New York Post, citing unnamed “confidants” of the Cosbys, reported that Camille Cosby believes that if any women took drugs and engaged in sex acts with her husband, they did so of their own accord.
Ferrier and Neal insisted they did not consent to taking any drugs. Allred said she is inviting Camille Cosby to meet with the women.