Bill Cosby’s rape and drug scandal has exploded with shocking new revelations that could send America’s once-quintessential TV dad to jail, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned.
Law enforcement sources have told The ENQUIRER that Cosby’s female accusers now number a staggering 99, and “at least four secret police probes” are targeting the disgraced 78-year-old. Not only could those put him behind bars for years, but the U.S. government is also weighing charges against him!
The father of five – who played beloved Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” – saw his fate sealed after bombshell admissions from a 2005 deposition were made public July 6.
In the unsealed testimony, Cosby admitted to drugging young women before having sex with them, and confessed to buying Quaaludes as part of his sick seduction plan.
“I give her Quaaludes. We then have sex,” he testified.
The Emmy-winning actor did not admit to committing any criminal act in the sworn statements.
But renowned legal expert and former Brooklyn prosecutor Javier Solano told The ENQUIRER that the damning admissions could spell the end for Cosby and blow the lid off his decades long cover-up.
“When you talk about the proverbial smoking gun – well, that’s it!” Solano told The ENQUIRER, referring to the unsealed deposition.
“If I were him right now, I would be looking for a good criminal defense attorney!”
Since November, at least 40 women have accused Cosby of attacking, and in many cases, drugging, them, including “America’s Next Top Model” judge Janice Dickinson.
The alleged assaults span 43 years, from 1965 – just a year after Cosby married wife Camille – to 2008. Cosby’s lawyers have repeatedly denied the allegations.
While the statute of limitations for prosecution has expired in most of the cases, The ENQUIRER has learned the Los Angeles Police Department is conducting a criminal probe into an allegation that Cosby assaulted Judy Huth, who said she was sexually molested at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was just 15 years old.
According to a well-placed source, “Judy has already been interviewed by the LAPD, and investigators have sought evidence at the mansion. They were also looking to question its ringmaster, Hugh Hefner.”
Leggy blonde Chloe Goins also recently claimed she was just 18 when Cosby slipped a sedative into her drink and then abused her at the notorious mansion in 2008. Her attorney, Spencer Kuvin, said police “want to talk to a number of people, and it’s my understanding that they would like to speak to Chloe.”
In a New York City case first reported by The ENQUIRER in 2000, Lachele Covington, then a 20-year-old actress, told cops that Cosby fondled her breasts, and tried to put his hands down her pants while they ate dinner in his Manhattan townhouse.
“If push comes to shove, my daughter will stand in a court of law and tell her story. She’s not scared,” her father, Joe, told The ENQUIRER. “He picked on the wrong girl!”
The ENQUIRER learned police are taking a serious look at a complaint filed in May by actress Lili Bernard, who said she was drugged and raped in the early ’90s by Cosby in Atlantic City, N.J.
Cosby, who is worth a whopping $410 million, could also become a wanted man in Chicago.
“There are many who haven’t come forward,” said accuser Patti Masten, 64, who encountered Cosby in 1979 while working as a manager of the Chicago Playboy Club.
“We’re up to 48 women who have come forward,” she said. “There are probably another 50 that are Jane Does. My Facebook is lighting up.”
A source added: “This could bring the number of victims to an astonishing 99, making Cosby without a doubt America’s most vile rapist!”
The ENQUIRER also learned the shamed comic could be prosecuted by the feds for violating the 1996 Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act – and if convicted, it could put him in prison for up to 20 years.
Cosby’s nightmare of possible prosecutions could come full circle to the case of Andrea Constand, the Temple University employee who filed the 2005 lawsuit in a Philadelphia Federal Court that was just unsealed. While that civil case was settled, new perjury charges could also be filed, according to former Montgomery County district attorney Bruce Castor.
Said a source: “Bill Cosby’s next gig could be on a prison stage!”