Embattled TV legend Bill Cosby has claimed that he engaged in consensual sex with a string of women in a 2006 deposition. Cosby claims that he was able to pick up on sexual cues and body language to determine if he should go forward with his sexual overtures. “I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them,” Cosby said in 2006. However, the lawyer for accuser Andrea Constand disagrees with his statement. It turns out that Constand is gay and was dating a woman at the time of Cosby’s alleged assault.
Attorney Dolores Troiani filed a motion in court this week that stated in part “Despite his talent for interpreting female reactions to him, he did not realize plaintiff was gay until the police told him.”
The motion was filed in response to a move by Cosby’s attorneys to have Constand face court sanctions for a violation of a 2006 secrecy clause. The clause was part of a 2006 out of court settlement regarding a sexual-battery and defamation lawsuit against Cosby. Constand claims that Cosby gave her a pill and said it was Benadryl; however she felt it was something stronger. She awoke many hours later feeling sore and with her clothes in disarray as she left Cosby’s home in Philadelphia in the early morning hours.
Cosby stated, “I walk out. She does not look angry. She does not say to me, don’t ever do that again. She doesn’t walk out with an attitude of a huff.” However, since Cosby admitted in the deposition that he would give some women the drug Quaalude before engaging in consensual sex, his version of innocence is being called into question.
As part of his legal defense team Cosby has hired Monique Pressley, a lawyer, ordained minister and motivational speaker to paint a better picture of him and to call into question the motivations of his accusers.