Monique Pressley


A new attorney for Bill Cosby Monique Pressley, is out to try and spare the comedian's reputation, appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday to passionately defend her client. She spoke specifically about the deposition that was recently released, in which Cosby admitted to obtaining drugs with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

"There are a thousand-plus pages that are available of Mr. Cosby in his own words, and what we're seeing so far are headlines that are grabbing one excerpt or two and misinterpreting them," Pressley told ABC's morning show. "The deposition said that there was use of Quaaludes, which was done often in the '70s."

She added that other famous people, in addition to Cosby, often used this drug.

"It was considered a party drug called 'disco biscuits' and it was something that was done frequently, not just by Mr. Cosby but other entertainers," Pressley said.

Bill Cosby

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Even though more than 40 women have come forward and claimed that The Cosby Show star sexually assaulted them, Pressley maintained that quantity doesn't necessarily mean it's the truth.

"I'm not making conclusions—and you know that I can't—about whether someone is lying or not," she said in the interview. "What I am saying is that Mr. Cosby has denied the accusations that have been lodged thus far. The sheer volume or number of people who are saying a particular thing does not make it true."

Cosby's attorneys aren't pleased that his deposition was released to the New York Times, calling it a "mockery" of a confidentiality agreement, according to documents obtained by NBC News. Because of this, Cosby's legal team is hoping a judge will strike down the alleged victim's request to be released from the confidentiality agreement.

"The plaintiff's motion is a sham and an obvious attempt to have her cake and eat it, too," Cosby's attorney said in court docs, per NBC News. He added the confidentiality agreement "was not secrecy, but rather the receipt of money, which she still has."

Cosby has not been charged with a crime and continues to deny the decades-old allegations that have resurfaced since comedian Hannibal Buress made a joke of them. 

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