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Though the prosecutors did not know then of Mr. Cosby’s admission about giving women quaaludes, Mr. Cosby’s lawyers have repeatedly cited Mr. Castor’s decision not to prosecute as an indication that the current case is unfounded.
In it, Cosby admits to cheating on his wife for decades, to plying women with the promise of career help, and to drugging them with quaaludes.
Adding weight to the allegations was the revelation in 2015 that Mr. Cosby, in a 2005 lawsuit filed by Ms. Constand, had admitted securing quaaludes so women would have sex with him — an admission that was introduced last week.
The final prosecution witness, toxicologist Dr. Timothy Rohrig, testified that wooziness and other effects Constand described could have been caused by Benadryl or quaaludes.
Prosecutors evidently saved the quaalude testimony until the end for maximum effect.
Also still to come in the trial is the testimony from a drug expert who is reportedly planning to speak about the effects of quaaludes, which Cosby is accused of giving to Constand on the night of her alleged assault.
The quaalude admissions were the reason the Montgomery County district attorney’s office reopened Constand’s criminal case last summer.
Defense lawyers therefore pushed to exclude his testimony about quaaludes from the trial.
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