A previously unpublished transcript from 2005 reveals the tactics Bill Cosby used to pursue younger women.
The Bill Cosby saga continues as new details emerge about his philandering lifestyle, and how he reportedly paid women to keep their liaisons a secret from his wife.
Cosby offered women cash for silence
In a previously private deposition from 2005, recently obtained by The New York Times, the comedian is questioned over a four-day period in a Philadelphia hotel, where he defends himself over a lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand, who accused him of drugging and molesting her.
In the deposition, he suggests he is skilled in picking up the non-verbal cues that signal a woman's consent. "I think I'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things, whatever you want to call them," he says.
Asked how he wooed Constand, a former employee of Temple University, Cosby responds, "Inviting her to my house, talking to her about personal situations dealing with her life, growth, education."
The entertainer goes on to say he offered to pay for Constand's education and paid another woman who he had met in 1976. He admits he sent money to one of the women he had sex with through his agent so his wife wouldn't find out.
He also expresses his concerns that Ms Constand's mother would think of him as a "dirty old man."
Responding to the plaintiff's allegations, Cosby insists the only drug he gave Ms Constand was one-and-a-half tablets of Benadryl to relieve stress.
During questioning, he says he views himself as a good person and indicates he has respect for the private nature of sex.
"I am a man, the only way you will hear about who I had sex with is from the person I had it with," he said.