Cosby testified he was adept at reading romantic cues: NY Times

(NYTIMES.COM / REUTERS) – The New York Times has reported comedian Bill Cosby described himself during a testimony a decade ago as being adept at reading romantic cues.

Defending himself after being accused of drugging and molesting a woman, he said “I think that I’m a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these romantic sexual things.”

Extracts from the testimony in 2005 and 2006 were posted on the New York Times website.

Earlier this month, it was revealed Cosby had also testified to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women to have sex with them.

Quaaludes are a sedative and muscle relaxant often used recreationally in the 1970s.

The former star of television’s “The Cosby Show” is facing accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulting women in incidents dating back years.

The accusations have left the career of the once-beloved comedian in tatters.

He has never been criminally charged and most of the allegations exceed the statute of limitations.