Disco biscuits, Spanish fly: Cosby lawyers to argue evidence

SHARE Disco biscuits, Spanish fly: Cosby lawyers to argue evidence
ap17093474539409.jpg

Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing Monday in his sexual assault case. | AP Photo

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Disco biscuits, Spanish fly and quaaludes could be on the agenda when Bill Cosby is in court for the latest showdown over evidence in his Pennsylvania sexual-assault case.

Cosby’s lawyers want to bar from the June trial any mention of quaaludes, also called disco biscuits. He’s in court Monday.

Cosby has acknowledged getting the disco biscuits in the 1970s to give women before sex. But his lawyers say that’s irrelevant since they were banned 20 years before he met the trial accuser.

Suburban Philadelphia prosecutors plan to argue the actor’s experience with quaaludes shows he’s familiar with date rape drugs. They also want to introduce a boyhood story from Cosby’s 1991 book “Childhood” about the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly.

The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004. He calls the encounter consensual.

The Latest
Some history to buffalo in Wolf Lake combined with some family history in today’s column; plus notes on a lakefront sturgeon, Chicago’s white squirrels and the lack of non-lead (steel) shot for dove hunting, and the Stray Cast.
The top two senior offensive lineman in the state are Notre Dame-bound Charles Jagusah of Rock Island Alleman and Alabama recruit Miles McVay of East St. Louis. But it’s a position group that’s loaded with Chicago-area talent as well.
The car was later found in the West Woodlawn neighborhood about 11 miles away and it was not known if the carjacker was hit, according to Chicago police.
The man, 43, was with a group of people near the 2600 block of North Cannon Drive when he slipped and fell into the water early Wednesday.
She-Hulk’s look adds to the campy fun of this borderline silly but always entertaining chapter in the never-ending Marvel saga.