A civil deposition in 2005 that Bill Cosby took part in during a civil lawsuit Andrea Constand filed against him, has put more pressure on his defense in his criminal trial where’s he’s accused of sexually assaulting constand with the use of wine and pills at his Cheltenham Township home in 2004.
Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill has ruled that Cosby’s testimony in the 2005 civil deposition will be permitted at trial on June 5th, 2017. In the deposition, Cosby admitted to using Quaaludes, a powerful sedative, when he engaged in sex with women. Cosby’s attorney’s say the sexual contact he had with Constnad was consensual. His lawyer’s also argued that Cosby had an agreement with former Montco. D.A. Bruce Castor that there would be no prosecution if he testified in the civil case, but that agreement was not in writing and rejected by Judge O’Neill. Cosby will be in Montgomery County Court next week for more pretrial hearings.