The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ruled that prosecutors can read the comedian’s prior testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex to the jury.
Judge Steven O’Neill ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can read the testimony into the record at Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004. The testimony was also included at his first trial that ended with a hung jury last year.
“Quaaludes happen to be the drug that kids, young people were using to party with and there were times when I wanted to have them just in case,” Cosby testified.
Cosby’s lawyers argued the testimony is irrelevant to his retrial because there’s no evidence he gave Constand the drug.