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How Big Pharma helped Bill Cosby get away with rape

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(NaturalNews) He denied it for months and many in the mainstream media refused to believe his accusers, but comedian Bill Cosby has finally admitted that he drugged women with Quaaludes on many occasions so he could have sex with them.

Call it the latest outrage committed with the help of Big Pharma.

As reported by The Associated Press and other outlets, newly released court documents reveal that in 2005 Cosby testified that he got the drugs with the intent of passing them to women he was interested in. In that testimony he admitted to giving the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," the documents reveal.

Following the initial accusations last fall by scores of women who claimed that Cosby assaulted them after giving them pills, the AP decided to dig into the story a bit more, even going to court to get the documents released.

Using drugs to get his way

Though Cosby's attorneys argued that release of the documents would implicate and embarrass their client, the court agreed to AP's request and ordered them released. As AP noted:

The 77-year-old comedian was testifying under oath in a lawsuit filed by a former Temple University employee. He testified he gave her three half-pills of Benadryl.

Cosby settled that sexual-abuse lawsuit for undisclosed terms in 2006.

In all, the comedian has been accused by more than two dozen women of varying degrees of sexual misconduct, most having been caused by drugging them and raping them over a period of four decades. However, he was never charged criminally and most of the accusations now are barred by statutes of limitations.

Still, the publicity has damaged his reputation. He resigned from the board of trustees at Temple University, his alma mater, where he had been the popular face of the Philadelphia-based school in advertisements, commencement speeches and fundraising campaigns.

But even before, drug use, hard-partying and a bad temper defined much of who Bill Cosby was, according to a recently released book detailing his life.

Shortly after the soon-to-be successful comedian left the Navy following a four-year stint, he was picked up to co-star opposite Robert Culp in the mid-1960s TV series, "I Spy." While the series only lasted three years, it catapulted Cosby to fame - and trouble.

The most under-reported aspect of the Cosby story: Big Pharma

By the mid-1970s, he had become a regular at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion near Hollywood, where he often partied and had a number of dalliances with several women, all while his wife, Camille, remained at their East Coast home raising their children.

Regarding his temper, once he punched fellow comedian Tommy Smothers in the back of the head at the Playboy Mansion after perceiving that Smothers had slighted him. In another, according to a report by the UK Daily Mail, citing the biography, Cosby: His Life and Times, he snapped at a cameraman on the set of the 1980's TV hit, The Cosby Show, because he thought he was slacking.

Then came the dalliance that almost destroyed his marriage, as reported by the Daily Mail - a tryst with Shawn Burkes, the mother of Autumn Jackson, who once alleged that Cosby was her father. That case went to court and forced Cosby to admit the affair.

Drug use also affected Cosby's family. The Daily Mail noted:

Trouble erupted at home when his second-born daughter, Erinn, turned into a wild child at fourteen and started drinking alcohol and smoking pot at boarding school. When she got to college she gave up on doing schoolwork and got into snorting cocaine. By sophomore year, she dropped out.

Cosby's reliance on Big Pharma, personally and for its "assistance" in helping him live his Playboy lifestyle, is probably the most under-reported aspect of this story.





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