According to a report from the Washington Post, Bill Cosby’s deposition in a 2005 lawsuit revealed that back in the 80s, the comedian made arrangements with a New York modeling agency in to set up dinners in his dressing room with out-of-town models who were “financially not doing well.”
One of the women who attended those dinners in the late 1980s, an aspiring teenage actress named Jennifer Thompson, would later accuse Cosby of pressuring her to have sex with him at his New York home, even after he’d assured her parents that he’d help her adjust to life in the city. Cosby, under questioning during the deposition, admitted to having sexual contact but said it was consensual.
“He promised my parents he’d take care of me. The first time I met him, I had tears in my eyes,” Thompson told People last year using a pseudonym. Thompson came forward and revealed her real name in March as the accusations against Cosby began to pile on.
It became clear to Thompson that Cosby didn’t give a damn about her career.
Cosby sketches the outlines of a loosely connected network of people he taps to directly or indirectly support his extramarital “rendezvous” and keep sexual-assault accusations secret. Among those were lawyers who could quash unfavorable news stories or pressure media organizations and modeling agency directors who introduced him to women. There’s also a doctor who prescribes Quaaludes that Cosby admits to giving to one woman who later accused him of sexual assault, as well as to other women.
You can read the Post’s full report here.