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that was taken ten years ago stemming from the civil lawsuit filed by one of his accusers cosby admits to sexual relationships with at least five women. and he admits to the use of drugs in his pursuits. he says he tried to hide the affairs from his wife and talks about paying women to keep quiet. constand is one of dozens of women who have publicly accused cosby. cnn has reached out to cosby's public cyst who says he has no comment at this time. jean is joining me now with more. you've had a chance to go through much of this deposition. what stands out to you as most damming? >> well, i guess hearing cosby speak himself. this was a sworn affidavit. this was a sworn deposition that can be used in court. so he had to make an oath that what he was saying was absolutely the truth. he does say that he had sexual
relations with at least five women. but he said he never went all the way with them because he didn't want them to fall in love with him. he wanted it just to be playful sexual activity.- we've got one quote from the deposition we found. he says quote, what was your relationship with her, that's the attorney representing the alleged victim. we had sex and we had dinners and sex and rendezvous. >> what are rendezvouses. >> it's when you call somebody and say do you want to be at such and such. and they say yes and you go there. is there sexual contact associated with the rendezvous. well there was with jane doe every time. it has him say at one point i didn't want the rendezvous anymore. then did you stop your affairs as a married man. no i didn't do that. at another point he says that he was talking to a woman about her career and asking about her father who died of cancer. he says yes.
then he's asked, did you ask her those questions because you wanted to have sexual contact with her. the answer was yes. he also said i want to read this. he says quote, i think that i'm a pretty decent reader of people and their emotions in these dramatic sexual things whatever you want to call them. what he's saying there is that -- verbal consent. >> he would be able to see if a woman wanted to consent. he would see the green light. he could tell. and if there was a red light, not wanting to go any farther, then he would stop. but he'd see the consent in their eyes and go forward. and admits drugs and women. but everything was con eventual he said. >> it seems he's unpoll jet ik and unconcerned with the seriousness of the questioning in this deposition. >> interesting. when this deposition began the first thing out of his mouth almost was is this a joke. and we don't know how he said
it. none of it was reported. he does answer the questions on his side and he is very, very particular with his words and very descriptive in many ways. >> i want to bring in barbara bowman who alleges she was raped by cosby. thank you for coming on with us. i want to get your initial reaction to what we now learned about what bill cosby admitted in this 2005 deposition. >> it's classic narcissistic psycho path ik behavior. it's -- it's the ego. it's the control and the diabolical thinking and behaviors. it's classic. it's exactly what was perpetrated upon me. it's the smoke and mirrors and it's the reverse, you know,
pointing the finger back at the victim making us all wonder how did i just get raped, why did that just happen. so to hear the words this morning, i like everyone else woke up and was blasted with the news. so i -- i'm just digesting it as well. >> do you feel like this is vindication of sorts? i know when andrea filed her lawsuit against cosby, you were asked to testify but you didn't get a chance because she eventually settled in the case. how does this impact you now? >> well, it's -- it's amazing. i mean it's -- it's true vindication. and it is not just self-validate self-validating, but it validates everyone that's involved in this. and it opens the door for communication to educate and to you know make aware of our younger people our children of predatory behaviors and the --
you know the psycho path ik and sociopathic behaviors. sociopaths don't just divert the attention away from them as a way to protect them but they -- they have enablers and handlers and people and they manipulate everyone around them to make their predatory behaviors possible. and moreover they begin to believe the lies that they're telling everyone else so that when they are in a position of being under oath or under pressure they actually believe what they're saying when it isn't completely -- completely untrue. >> and i know jean has a question for you as well, barbara. >> we're still poring over this thousand-page documentary. but there are a lot of questions about the jane does and they're listed by name. bill cosby responds to the allegations of the jane doe. how does it affect you to know
that suddenly you may hear so many years later bill cosby talking about the relationship quote, unquote, that you and he had? >> i don't -- i never had a relationship with bill cosby other -- >> i put that in quote marks meaning you knew him him. you knew him. >> i was put -- i was set up in a professional relationship through my agent was i was an aspiring actress. it was the only reason i would have ever been in the man's company is because of the professional relationship. so i maybe misunderstood the question. and i haven't read all those pages either. so i know that he has duped and falsified truths. until i read everything i just don't know that i can comment. i can just say for me that i never asked for drugs and i never asked for sex and i never asked to be put in that volatile
and violating position ever. >> barbara, of course bill cosby has continued to deny all of the allegations against him. he has never faced criminal charges. and in large part he has been very silent when it comes to this sandal that has surfaced and his image possibly being tarnished now. his image of being wholesome and being that family guy. why do you think it took this thousand-page deposition for cosby's own words for this information to be taken seriously? >> well, we're dealing with a very psychotic mind. sick minds are not necessarily stupid minds. they actually -- he was able to mastermind decades of deception and deceit and manipulation and brainwashing control dominance and fear put terror and fear in
many people. not just the victims that he sexually violated but everyone around him. there were coverups. i mean there -- there was no way that any of this would have gone on this long if he did not have a very strong circle of enablers and handlers around him. some were culpable. some turned the other cheek. some might have you know wanted to keep their jobs. and then others just were too terrified to do anything about it. >> you think -- people just didn't want to believe the allegations because they loved this man. >> oh, absolutely. that's true too. you know it's very difficult to shift your paradigm. he was iconic. he touched many lives and really shifted some cultural ideals. and, you know really created a lot of wreckage in a lot of
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welcome back. we return to our top story. the bombshell revelations about comedian bill cosby. in a 2005 deposition cosby admits to affairs with women in cities all across the u.s. luring them with drugs and fame all while hiding it from his wife. cosby's publicly cyst tells cnn he has no common. let me bring back barbara bowman and jean ka sar ras who has been
following the revelations from the beginning. you heard what jean mentioned, cosby said that he could read women's, quote, emotions in these romantic sexual consenting relationships that there were nonverbal clues that showed a woman was actually consenting to sex. your reaction? >> my reaction is that -- that again, back to the word narcissism and ego. i don't believe in nonverbal cues. consent is not the absence of a no. and when you're stuffing drugs or alcohol into a woman andit's diabolical, it's disgusting. it's unacceptable and it's rain. and that's a crime. and what i want to do from this day forward is continue with my work reaching out to young
people and bridging the gap between the trusted individuals that -- that the young people trust and, you know reach out also -- this is a very teachable moment for our teenagers, high school students and college students and the spring breakers. drugs and alcohol, once you bring that into the mix whether, you know i was certainly never accepting any drugs or -- any drugs. drugs were put into my alcohol. however, point being is that that does not mean hands on. that is a time for hands off. that's a cautionary time. so i want to educate these younger people. and the boys that you know it's like party time doesn't mean wild go for it rain time. >> when you hear what cosby actually admitted to under oath while he didn't admit to raining
anybody, why do you think andrea constand settled instead of taking this case to trial? >> are you asking me? >> i just don't have a comment. i don't -- i don't -- i don't know. i was very disappointed in 2005 that i was not given an opportunity to testify on her behalf. >> all right. and jean we do know there is still at least one open criminal investigation into allegations against cosby. this is in california. is it possible he could still face criminal charges? >> yes, the investigations with the los angeles police department. they have not acknowledged who it is with. we know chloe goings is an alleged victim represented in florida at this point. if the statute of limitations has not run, the possibility is that there could be criminal charges. >> and finally barbara, you mention using what happened in
your case as almost like a learning experience trying to find something positive out of such a horrific situation for you. what are your final thoughts about this whole situation that's now been decades in the making? >> you know i -- i can say it this way. that no -- no battle was ever won without a few bumps and scrapes along the way. and i never let it define my life, run my life or define me as a woman. and i look at it as an opportunity to teach and to empower and to educate. and that's what i continue to do with pave and working with young people and i -- you know i'm going to keep on talking. i'm outspoken now and i was then and i hope to continue to be of service. >> barbara bowman thanks for your courage. thanks for sharing your thoughts
today about the chattanooga gunman who police say opened fire on two u.s. military facilities on thursday. the family of mohammad youssuf abdulazeez says he suffered from depression and was, quote, was knot the son we knew. we're also learning that he entered jordan several times over the past years most recently in 2014. jordanian security investigators are now interviewing his relatives overseas. a close friend of abdulazeez tells cnn that he just wasn't the same when he came back from the middle east. nick payton walsh spoke with family in the west bank. >> with the tennessee gunman's family began in the hills of the west bank the men of this tiny village now scrutinize his end. palestinians who've seen decades of trauma in the shade hear words of comfort. a gathering because the death of
mohammad youssuf abdulazeez has left his father without a male heir and without honor. the emotions on display here have the to do with mourning the loss of a man. they're about his father. they're about showing solidarity for the suffering and shame he must be feeling now on the other side of the atlantic. in some ways this is awake for that family's honor. most of the voices are stunned and angry at him. but one local, not a relative speaks out. i think what he did he says was an angry reaction to the regime that's ruling america and the western general. but this was a rare voice. his father's cousin wants americans grieving their loss to know hair horror here too. >> all the people who talk with me, they are feeling very angry and very sad about this behavior. all of them say he was a good
man. he -- >> it's okay. >> as a man, he must have a good son. >> this village has had martyrs fighting the israelis whose posters have adorned the streets. but this won't happen to muhammad as many feel he had everything but blew it. >> he had higher education, passport can work. he can live where he want in all the world because of the usa passport. but this choice, all of us can't know what -- what -- why he do that. >> muhammad came here once in 2005 age 15 for a week with
his father to get his palestinian id we're told by his father's other cousin. he looked like an american kid, he said. didn't speak arabic. if he played with other kids, it wasn't that casual as he was really focused here with his father to get his palestinian id. you could be worried for lots of reasons. not just the israeli army on the street and people being shot but also by being outside playing, the sort of friends you could make. ten years later, the road to radicalization has changed so much he says. it's not religion but a technological revolution of the internet that's created this, he says. before people were looked over, but now a father cannot monitor what their son's doing on the internet. one visit at a aid to a village that barely remembers the tennessee gunman but now deals
with the infamy and suffering his twisted choice brought upon his family too. nick payton walsh, cnn. >> while jordan investigates this tragedy, can we trust those overseas investigators to do the job right or do they have incentive to hide the truth? we'll discuss next. sion. but i keep it growing by making every dollar count. that's why i have the spark cash card from capital one. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy for my studio. ♪ and that unlimited 2% cash back from spark means thousands of dollars each year going back into my business... that's huge for my bottom line. what's in your wallet? i hate cleaning the gutters. have you touched the stuff? it's evil. and ladders. sfx: [screams] they have all those warnings on 'em. might as well say... 'you're gonna die, jeff.'
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reportedly he was taken medication for depression and had stopped taking that. then there's exposure to the anti-american sentiment overseas. do those two things create sort of a dangerous combination that predispose somebody to jihad? >> they very well could. what i look at is the comments of the family are natural comments a family would make who is so distressed over a son doing something like that. so i put that in its proper perspective. but i look at this young man. by all testimony so far, he was just a normal kid growing up and all of a sudden something happened. i don't know what it was. he was over in jordan. hopefully just in jordan where they can really nail down what he did while he was there but perhaps he went someplace else. when he came back he started to seem like he was radicalized. whether he did it himself or
whether he had some recruiter while he was overseas. that will come out while the investigation goes on. he somehow got ahold of some weapons. that remains to be seen which ones he got legally or illegally. how he selected the target of the recruitment -- both recruitment facilities. many of these things that he did he started to grow the beard, the full beard and making statements to the effect that anybody who's an enemy of islam is an enemy of his. all of those things put into my mind the radical islamist extremist concept coming out through his actions. this country really has to start to take a close look at those kinds of activities and at isis in general and destroy it where it's having its birth and where it's growing up and matureing and that is overseas.
>> what i'm hearing you say -- what i'm hearing you say is there were red flags, even his family said in a statement that he was quote, not the son they knew. are we relying too much on the feds to find these people or is there a point where a family member should report their own loved one? >> there is a point where the family member should report somebody. as you can recall the incident just recently in boston where an individual was arrested and he was turned in by his father who was a captain of the boston police force. not an easy thing to do but it was done. the difficult part here is if there's a group of people committed to do something evil in our country, usually someone in that group is going to talk and we'll have a chance to put an informant in there or to stop the activity from happening. when it's been individual acting alone and not talking to anybody else and not telling anybody else about it this is extremely difficult.
the director was on the hill just last week pointing this whole thing out. they work extremely hard, the relationships between the law enforcement and intelligence agencies are terrific these days but you can't catch them all. it's not going to happen and some of these people will get through. >> they have been making several arrests. we've seen multiple indictments a week it seems here in the u.s. which goes to show that they are tracking a lot of these individuals. thanks to you for your time and expertise. >> it's my pleasure. have a good day. >> you too. all lives matter. those three words from a presidential candidate are causing him a huge headache. and have led to a big apology. should he have to do that? we'll talk about it next.
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and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit your24info.com. every life matters. and that is why this issue is so important. black lives matter, white lives matter all lives matter. black lives matter. white lives matter. all lives matter. >> all lives matter may sound innocuous, but some people took deep offense to those comments from martin o'malley. as a matter of fact activists stormed the stage at that conference yesterday i attended
by some voters in phoenix. >> demonstrators have just taken over o'malley's time on stage here. >> say her name! >> say her name! >> say her name! >> say her name! >> it's an important message. >> right now here today, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the lives lost, specifically the black women's lives that are lost. >> if i die in police custody. >> if i die in police custody. >> call my mom first. >> call my mom first. >> [ bleep ]. >> this issue is so important. black lives matter. white lives matter. all lives matter. >> how many black people have
killed police officers this year? how many? [ bleep ]. >> i'm trying to respond to the call of your question as best i can. >> do not generalize this [ bleep ]. >> please let's do this. >> specifically i believe every police department in america should have to report in an open and transparent and a timely way all police involved shootings and all brutality complaints. >> they wanted candidates to talk about black people who had been killed by police in america. >> say her name! >> they wanted them to say their names on camera on stage. >> i was told -- >> a couple more minutes -- >> and wanted them to address what they see as widespread institutional racism throughout the united states. for a lot of them they did not seem satisfied by what they saw. while senator sanders was
speaking a lot of them just walked out before he was finished. >> hold on one second. hold on. >> listen, black lives of course matter and i spent 50 years of my life fighting for civil rights and for dignity. but if you don't want me to be here that's okay. >> you were on the stage with presidential candidates but you weren't necessarily invited to be there, what happened? >> the structure of the conference wasn't lending itself to this very important conversation. i came away with the impression that they have a lot of homework to do. i hope they're ready to sit down and listen and talk to these communities and come up and build their platform with these communities. >> he came to a small gathering of latino activists and revisited some of the questions about racial injustice and inequality. >> i wish i could tell you that i had a magical formula on how to end racism. it's gone on in this country from before it was america. we just got to figure out the
goal i think that we all share. i would hope that all decent minded americans share. how we create a society that ends discrimination. how do we best deal with racism in america? i'm asking questions here. we are making some progress but we got to accelerate that progress. >> the net roots nation conference has been a tough place historically for presidential candidates. hillary clinton chose not even to attend this conference. so could this liberal wing of the democratic party do some damage to the candidates? joining me to discuss, contributor and professor at moore house college also with us ben ferguson. mark, first to you your reaction to what happened there. >> first of all, i was excited, i was proud. i was impressed by the work that was done by the black lives matter movement yesterday. they've been doing amazing work for a year. this was another testimony to how organized they were
committed they were and courageous they were. their agenda wasn't being addressed sufficiently. they asserted the black lives matter in public space. i think that's something that needs to happen nonstop. i am excited. >> why did they choose this particular conference the net roots nation conference? >> i suspect they'll do many places to do this. but i think net roots is an important place to be. there were presidential candidates there. martin o'malley bernie sanders are two people we want to think and talk about as candidates. we want to bring these issues to the table. it would be great if hillary clinton had been there to address these issues as well. sometimes with the protection of media and the protection of hand lers presidential candidates don't say anything. they forced them to address these issues. >> ben, i see you smirking there. what do you make of this? >> i would love to see this happen with hillary clinton. i think you can tell her campaign is being very smart by
not having her go there because they knew this is what was probably going to happen and they want to control every environment that she's in. so i hope that she has to deal with this type of interaction the same way these other candidates -- i'll give them credit. they had guts to come out on that stage and they knew this was going on yet they still came out there and had a conversation as best they could. and finally said okay we're going to move on. i would love to see hillary clinton have the guts to go out in an environment like this where it is noncontrolled, not being controlled by her campaign. i don't think we'll see that from her, though. i think they're going to stay far away from anything close to this moving forward. >> mark smart for hillary clinton to stay out of it? >> i don't think it's ever smart for a candidate to avoid democracy. i mean weeks ago, ben was saying reports -- candidates need to answer reporters' questions. i wouldn't applaud her for being
smart when she avoids the voices of people who have been struggling on the ground. i think she needs to be there. i think she needs to address these issues. as a political calculus it's better to run from this stuff than take it head on because you end up saying something stupid like martin o'malley did. from a moral perspective, i think she made a big mistake by not being there and make a bigger mistake if she ignores the voices of the black lives matter movement. >> explain mark to those who might not understand why it was offensive to say all lives matter. >> well, outside of context saying all lives matter is -- is reasonable right? all lives do matter. the black lives matter movement has never been about saying that all lives don't matter or that black lives are superior to other lives. the point is that there's a crisis going on.
there is a crisis in the black community of state violence. there's extrajudicial violence. all these things are happening and they're targeted toward black people. and to develop a movement to say, hey, black people need support in this way to make that movement and then have people say what about white people to me is to avoid the point. it's almost as if to say we can't affirm the humanity of black people without saying something about white people. if there are two houses one is on fire i'm not going to scream out all houses matter. i'm going to put out the fire in the one that's on fire. >> rarely do i ever defend a democrat. but when he said all lives matter he also said in context hispanic lives matter, white lives matter. as a candidate, we should give him a little slack and say what his point is we need to make
sure that everyone is on the equal playing field and that there's justice for all. i don't blame him for saying that. as a presidential candidate, i'm going to make sure that everybody plays by the same set of rules. and i think that's when the audience got a little bit out of control and was unfair to someone -- like i said i don't defend democratic candidates very often. i don't think he was out of line by saying all lives matter. when you are president, you should say everybody regardless of your race, color of your skin or how much money you have or where you grew up, your life matters as much as anyone else's. >> all right, ben, mark, stay with me. we're going to talk about the republicans right after a quick break. because as you know donald trump is back in the spotlight. his campaign for president, could it be in jeopardy after some of his controversial comments about john mccain and now doubling down saying he isn't sorry? is the party over for the donald? we'll discuss next.
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he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people who weren't captured okay? i hate to tell you. he's a war hero because he was captured. okay? you can have -- and i believe perhaps he's a war hero. >> now, as you can imagine, trump took a lot of heat for those comments yesterday and today he says he's not sorry. >> we had thousands and thousands of people and he called them crazy. he insulted them. he should apologize to them by the way. he insulted them and then i insulted back. and frankly, with what he's done with respect to illegal immigration and he's been very poorly for the veterans. >> mark lamont hill and ferguson is back here with me. donald trump has faced backlash for those comments. >> as he should. >> and also the immigration comments previously. ben, to you first, can trump build on this momentum that he's
had after previous controversial comments or is this the beginning of a downfall? >> i think this is going to be the beginning of a downfall. this is nothing more than a vile human being who attacks anyone or mentions or questions his, you know some sort of brilliant authority over everything. he believes he's smarter and richer and brilliant than all other candidates and if anyone gets in his way, he will attack and destroy you, even if you've been held as a prisoner of war and tortured for years. john mccain i was not a fan of his politics when he ran last time for president. but at the end of the day, you don't question someone being a hero to this country when you go through what he went through, including not being released early so he wouldn't be released for propaganda. he's a hero through and through. for donald trump to show what a vile person he is as an
individual. >> trump tried to clarify his comments on some of the shows this morning and he said that what he was referring to is that it shouldn't just be the people who are captured that are given attention. he's saying that all of the military members should be considered heros. >> yeah. but, i'm sorry, that's one of the most absurd things i've heard from him. for the idea that if you somehow go and serve your country and you put yourself in harm's way and then you're captured that you're a failure -- because that's what he is implying. he's saying when he was captured he was a failure. that is nothing more than a sick man attacking veterans. that's why you see so many veterans who were highly offended by what he says and has no place in politics at all. >> mark i know you want to get in on this. >> i don't disagree much with what ben said. first of all, it's just untrue right? john mccain wasn't a hero purely because he got captured. he had the option of leaving. this guy was hurt and injured
and had the option of leaving a p.o.w. camp. that's an extraordinary sacrifice that quite frankly, most people myself included couldn't have done. i don't know what i'd do under intense pressure. john mccain is a war hero. it speaks to the type of nars sich that john mccain is wrestling with right now. you don't say that and alienate the veterans and the power brokers of the party and what he could have said is hey i was making a snarky joke, i apologize, let's keep this moving. but, no. he's now hurling it towards john mccain. if the republican party is smart, they are going to isolate this guy. >> i think it's unprecedented, if you look at the republican national committee on a weekend came out with a statement
condemning his remarks, which tells you just how much not only the republican party but also the other candidates i think, are aligned in getting rid of donald trump and making it clear he doesn't speak for republicans or conservatives. if you look at donald trump and watch those that have supported him, would you want a commander in chief who believes if you're captured by isis or al qaeda that you're a failure and, what are we not going to go get you? focus on bringing you back to safety? what donald trump said was implying that if you're ever caught by the enemy, you are a failure. i don't want someone in charge as commander in chief who believes that if we ask our men and women to go to the front lines and attack terrorists from around the world. >> mark i'll let you have the last word or hate him, he's surging in the polls. it would make sense that his republican rivals would be looking for a moment to pounce on him and withdrawal from the
nomination process here. is he getting an unfair shake by people being so critical of these comments? >> no. i think this is the shake that everybody gets. when the jeremiah wright controversy happened in 2008 hillary clinton was pushing against obama when the e-mail scandal hit before she approached it people are going to be opportunistic about it but typically you don't see that much anonimity. john kerry in 2004 was getting swift voted. >> mark lamont hill and ben ferguson thank you both. up next more on the bombshell deposition with bill cosby and then you have to look at this video. we certainly couldn't
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