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Bill Cosby's accuser says his testimony is "complete validation" for her and the other women
by Nathan'ette Burdine: July 7, 2015

Last night during an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper,” Patti Masten told Cooper that Bill Cosby’s admission that he drugged a woman in order to have sex with her validates her [Matsen] claim that he drugged and raped her.

Masten told Cooper, “Complete validation, across the board for all of us.” According to the Associated Press, court documents show that Cosby admitted to drugging and having sex with one of his accusers, Andrea Constand, whom he settled with out of court.

Constand’s lawyer, Dolores Troiani, asked Cosby if he gave her client the Quaalude drug before he had sex with her.

According to the Associated Press, Cosby responded, “Yes.” Recognizing the pickle he placed himself in, Cosby’s lawyers quickly had their client to backtrack and say that he gave Constand’s the cold medication, Benadryl, instead of the Quaaludes.

Cosby’s latter explanation isn’t flying and has led to some of his strongest supporters, like singer Jill Scott, distancing themselves from him.

Scott tweeted out that Cosby’s testimony was enough for her to believe that he committed the crime he’s accused of.

Scott tweeted, “Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted.”

Over 20 women have accused Cosby of drugging and raping them. Masten said that what lead her to come forward was that Cosby drugged and raped a 15-year-old girl.

Masten told Cooper that when she told the executives at Playboy, where she worked during the 1970s, about what happened to her they responded that Cosby was good friends with Hugh Hefner and that she should “shut her mouth.”

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