Cosby’s drugs of debauchery contentious

He added: “My style perhaps could have been smoother, but this, after all, was the first aphrodisiac I had ever pushed.”

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His defence team want references to quaaludes and Spanish fly kicked to the curb before the 79-year-old goes on trial in June.
Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, of Toronto, a Temple University employee, at his home in 2004.

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“They’re never in the mood for us. … They need chemicals,” Cosby told pals, according to his book. “Spanish Fly, an aphrodisiac so potent that it could have made Lena Horne surrender to Fat Albert.”

The Pennsylvania prosecution team wants to show that I Spy star Cosby’s experiences with quaaludes shows he is a date-rape drug frequent flier.

In his book, the Fat Albert creator detailed how he secretly sprinkled Spanish fly on girls’ cookies.

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In other developments Monday, his lawyers will not be allowed to screen prospective jurors via specialized questionnaires.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
Judge Steven O’Neill told the court that the standard 16-question survey is fine.

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“You cannot walk into a grocery store, a convenience store, a mini-mart, without seeing (tabloid reports) … calling him a rapist,” defence lawyer Angela Agrusa moaned Monday.

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Prosecutors also want to introduce evidence from his memoir, Childhood, about the alleged aphrodisiac Spanish fly.

Cosby acknowledged getting “disco biscuits [quaaludes]” in the freewheeling 1970s to give to women before he had sex with them.

Kinky comic Bill Cosby’s buffet of libido-boosting drugs is a key sticking point in the disgraced funnyman’s sex assault trial.