Throughout the deposition, Bill Cosby paints himself rather cavalierly as someone who uses his fame and experience to pursue women in a calculated way. In fact, he describes his relationship with the plaintiff as one of mentor and mentee, pointing out that he grew frustrated with her when she failed to follow his career advice.
"Here's a mentor, Bill Cosby, who is in the business, Bill Cosby, who happens to know something about what to do and Andrea is not picking up on it," he said.
In recent years, Cosby's fame and reputation have been colored by the allegations against him. Here, a worker cleans Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, after it was reportedly vandalized with the word "rapist" multiple times, December 5, 2014.