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Bill Cosby admitted in court to pursuing, drugging young women

Bill Cosby admitted in a court deposition 10 years ago to pursuing young women sexually and giving them drugs like Benadryl and Quaaludes, The New York Times reported Saturday. The comedian, who has been accused of rape by dozens of women, said all of his actions were consensual.

The lawsuit, in which a woman named Andrea Constand accused him of drugging and molesting her when she was 19, was settled out of court. When Constand and her mother were upset after the incident, he said he offered to pay for Constand's education.

Thirteen anonymous women issued sworn statements in the lawsuit to say they had also been molested by Cosby, but since Constand's case was settled, they did not pursue their claims in court.

Read the full Times report on the deposition here.