RadarOnline.com has obtained an exclusive interview with a former physician who claims she knows how Bill Cosby could have obtained the sedatives he used in the sex attacks against nearly 100 women over the course of 43 years.
Vicki Hufnagel tells Radar that the comedian even enlisted the help of his unknowing wife and his lover in the sick scheme to obtain the drugs.
According to Hufnagel, 65, she watched Beverly Hills gynecologist Dr. Maclyn Wade, the former head of obstetrics and gynecology at L.A.'s prestigious Cedars-Sinai Hospital, write Cosby a prescription for Quaaludes while Camille Cosby and his mistress were both in for an appointment at the exact same time — unbeknownst to either woman.
"A nurse came and took Mrs. Cosby to an examination room down the hall. As soon as she left, Bill began thanking Dr. Wade for making the arrangements for him. I was a little confused what was going on," Hufnagel tells Radar.
"Dr. Wade told Bill that it wasn't any problem, seeing both his wife and girlfriend at the same time! He said, 'Our building is big enough for both of them.' And then they both laughed."
Later that day, Hufnagel, who was a resident at Cedars-Sinai from 1976 through 1980, witnessed a more serious conversation between Cosby and Dr. Wade. The physician asked Cosby if he needed anything since he was already at the hospital. Cosby mentioned that he was traveling constantly between L.A. and New York and not getting much sleep.
"So Dr. Wade takes out his prescription pad and he starts writing on it," claims Hufnagel. "And he writes a prescription."
The doctor handed the sheet of paper to Hufnagel, who glanced down at it while handing it off to Cosby. "And it's a prescription for Quaaludes," notes Hufnagel. "This was a prescription being given to Mr. Cosby because of the relationship between Dr. Wade as the chairman at a famous hospital and a famous man."
Hufnagel then reveals that there was no record kept of the transaction between the two men.
When Hufnagel asked Dr. Wade why he didn't follow protocol, she claims he told her: "That's what we're about — we're the hospital for the stars."
"It shattered the image of being Mr. Nice Guy and caring about everybody…no exam, no opening your shirt, there was no nothing," says Hufnagel, who brought suit against Dr. Wade in 1985, alleging he fired her after she ended an affair.
Dr. Wade passed away in 2001. The Medical Board of California revoked Hufnagel's medical license twice for unprofessional conduct and improper billing and she is no longer practicing medicine.
"I'm coming forward to alert the public that Bill Cosby is a predator," Hufnagel says of the now-78-year-old disgraced comedian. "I'm sickened by the possibility that he may have used the Quaaludes given to him by Dr. Wade to sexually assault women."