(CNN)His admission was kept under wraps for a decade. And Bill Cosby wanted it to stay that way.
But it was his own public stance as a moral evangelist that helped tip the scale for a judge this week. The judge decided to unseal documents revealing Cosby admitted, under oath, to getting drugs to give to women he wanted to have sex with.
For years, Cosby has espoused family values and chastised parts of society for a variety of issues, such as crime.
“The stark contrast between Bill Cosby, the public moralist and Bill Cosby, the subject of serious allegations concerning improper (and perhaps criminal) conduct, is a matter as to which the AP — and by extension the public — has a significant interest,” U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno wrote in his decision to release the documents.
The records were unsealed Monday after the Associated Press went to court asking for their release.