NH woman says Bill Cosby drugged her in 1965
WINDHAM - A woman who said she was drugged by Bill Cosby hopes recently unsealed court documents - where the comedian admits to buying drugs for women he intended to have sex with - will bring closure to years of speculation.
Kristina Ruehli, 72, said Cosby invited her and another woman to a party at his house in December of 1965.
"He came over, and he handed me a drink," Ruehli said. "And I had a drink, and I can't remember a thing after that."
Ruehli said she doesn't believe it was Quaaludes, but she said there's no way she ended up in the state she was in from one alcoholic drink.
"I must have passed out again," she said. "I woke up, and I was in bed with Bill Cosby."
He was trying to get her to perform oral sex on him, she said.
Ruehli ran into the bathroom, and when she came out he was gone, she said.
She never heard from him again.
A U.S. District judge on Monday unsealed court documents revealing a deposition Cosby gave in 2005 saying he gave Quaaludes to a woman with whom he wanted to have sex.
The documents stem from a 2005 civil lawsuit brought against Cosby by a woman who accused the comedian of drugging her and sexually assaulting her in Pennsylvania.
The case was dismissed a year later, and Cosby never faced charges for the woman's allegations. The case documents were sealed until the Associated Press sued to have them released.
In one line of questioning, an investigator asked Cosby, "When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?"
Cosby answered "yes."
His lawyer prevented him from answering whether he then gave the drug to any women without their knowledge.
Reuhli said she's glad she spoke up, and while she isn't looking to join any future cases against Cosby, she hopes the women who say they were assaulted by Cosby will get closure.
Cosby has faced a number of allegations in the past year that he drugged women and forced them to have sex with him.
He has not faced any criminal charges for the alleged crimes because they are outside the statute of limitations.