Dec 05, 2016
By Michael Kramer
A legal setback for Bill Cosby.
A judge has ruled that damaging testimony the entertainer gave in an accuser’s lawsuit – can be used at his sex assault trial.
The testimony includes admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex.
Cosby’s defense team has insisted that he testified only after being promised he would never be charged over his 2004 encounter with Toronto – born Andrea Constand – but his lawyers at the time never had an immunity agreement – nor did they put anything in writing.
79-year-old Cosby acknowledged in the 2006 deposition that he had a string of extramarital relationships. He called them consensual – but many of the women say they were drugged and molested.
People who say they are sexual assault victims are not usually named – but Constand has given permission for her name to be used.