In case Bill Cosby's own admission of drugging at least one woman for sexual purposes wasn't sufficient evidence of his despicable past, there's now an entirely new sea of horrific details to sift through -- right from Cosby's mouth.
Yesterday (July 18), an extensive report by The New York Times included much of Cosby's own words, pulled from a 2005 deposition, that detail the 78-year-old comedian's persistent pursuit and seduction of young women going as far back as 1976.
As the Times reports, Cosby did deny drugging and abusing numerous women, but presented himself as "an unapologetic, cavalier playboy, someone who used a combination of fame, apparent concern and powerful sedatives in a calculated pursuit of young women."
One of those women was the defendant of the case -- Andrea Constand, a former basketball manager at Temple University. Cosby allegedly took an interest in her in the early 2000s, inviting her to dinners and attempting to set her up with professional connections before, as Constand said, he drugged and molested her in her own home.
In the 2005 document, Cosby appears confident in his power over the women he chose to pursue.
"Expounding on his philosophy about sex, Mr. Cosby said he tended to refrain from intercourse because he did not want women to fall in love with him," the Times wrote. "To him, he said, the act of sexual intercourse 'is something that I feel the woman will succumb to more of a romance and more of a feeling, not love, but it’s deeper than a playful situation.'"
Cosby also admittedly used another woman's concern for her father, who had died of cancer, as a springboard to make sexual advances toward her.
The Times has pulled excerpts of the entire deposition here, if you want to sift through that vile mess and read, in his own words, what a manipulative monster Cosby actually was.