Bill Cosby Lawyers: 'Countless' Celebrities Used Quaaludes in 1970s for Consensual Sex

by Jackie Willis 11:14 AM PDT, July 22, 2015
Playing Bill Cosby Lawyers: 'Countless' Celebrities Used Quaaludes in 1970s for Consensual Sex

Bill Cosby's attorneys are fighting back, claiming that the 78-year-old comedian's testimony to obtaining Quaaludes in a 2005 deposition is being misconstrued.

In a new legal document obtained by ET, Cosby's lawyers say the court case involving Andrea Constand, the woman who accused him of drugging and molesting her in 2005, should have been kept private. He and Constand settled the case out of court in 2006.

While more than two dozen women have since come forward claiming that The Cosby Show star also drugged and sexually abused them, Cosby has never been criminally charged for these claims and maintains that he's innocent.

WATCH: Judd Apatow Calls Out Bill Cosby, Does Impersonation of Comedian During Tonight Show Stand-Up

According to the new legal filing, Cosby "admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970's."

"Those excerpts did not, however, contain any testimony that defendant engaged in any non-consensual sex or gave the Rule 415 Witness (or anyone else) Quaaludes without her knowledge or consent," the filing states.

WATCH: Beverly Johnson on Reaction to Bill Cosby Quaaludes Deposition -- 'Women Are Being Heard'

It goes on to bring attention to the apparent popularity of the drug in that era. "Quaaludes were a highly popular recreational drug in the 1970s, labeled in slang as 'disco biscuits,' and known for their capacity to increase sexual arousal," the filing reads. "There are countless tales of celebrities, music stars, and wealthy socialites in the 1970's willingly using Quaaludes for recreational purposes and during consensual sex."

Cosby's lawyers argue that the release of the 2005 deposition is an attempt to "smear the defendant" and they are seeking "relief for Plaintiff's violations." Specifics are not detailed in the legal documents. 

WATCH: Bill Cosby Makes Joke About Sexual Abuse Claims

On Wednesday's Good Morning America, Cosby's lawyer Monique Pressley addressed the ongoing scandal surrounding her client. Pressley explained that it's important for Cosby to keep the deposition private because the parties settled out of court on those terms.

"Once those terms are violated, it's the entire agreement that loses its purpose" she told GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.

WATCH: Bill Cosby Addresses Allegations -- 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

Pressley goes on to say that people are pulling from Cosby's testimony in the 1,000-plus page document and "misinterpreting them."

As for the numerous women who have come forward claiming Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them, the entertainer's lawyer insisted, "the sheer volume or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true."

"What I am saying is that Mr. Cosby has denied the accusations that have been lodged thus far," she added.

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE! Janice Dickinson Reacts to Bill Cosby's Quaaludes Admission

One of Cosby's accusers, former model Beth Ferrier, recently spoke with ET about her alleged encounter with the comedian in the '80s. Ferrier claims Cosby drugged her when she went to visit him in Denver by slipping something into her cappuccino.

"I thought he cared and loved me," Ferrier said. "He drugged me and that was it."

NEWS: Bill Cosby's Accusers -- A Timeline of Alleged Sexual Assault Claims

"We started with a man who had not been charged with a crime, who has not been convicted of a crime, but instead has been accused of criminal activity," Pressley said. "If anyone is being defamed's Mr. Cosby."

For more of Ferrier's alleged account of what happened with Cosby, see ET's interview below: