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Bill Cosby's Lawyers Beg Judge To Ban Drug Confession From Sexual Assault Trial

Mar. 29 2017, Updated 4:43 p.m. ET

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Bill Cosby's legal team is pulling all the stops to ensure the actor is found not guilty of sexual assault. Lawyers filed a motion on Tuesday that would prevent jurors from hearing the actor admit to giving women drugs, money or educational funds.

"The testimony about Quaaludes and the alleged provision of money or educational funds is quintessentially the kind of evidence that causes 'unfair prejudice,'" Cosby's lawyers wrote before the hearing on Monday, the Daily News reports.

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The Cosby Show actor admitted to giving one woman Quaaludes and others alcohol or pills before sex in a 2005 deposition. He also offered money or an education fund.

Because Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill ruled most of them can't testify, the defense believes the testimony should be excluded too.

The 79-year-old was charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Although dozens more made similar allegations against Cosby, O'Neill will only allow one to testify. The woman, who has not yet come forward, claims she was drugged and assaulted in 1996.

Cosby also explained in the deposition how he obtained seven prescriptions for Quaaludes in the 1970s to give to women before sex.

"Quaaludes have not been available in this country for two decades," Cosby's lawyers wrote in the filing. "Any discussion of quaaludes would only divert the jury away from its duty of weighing the evidence as to Ms. Constand, the only alleged victim."

Cosby had pled not guilty to the charges. The trial will start on June 5 in Montgomery County.

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