Losing the sexual assault case was Bill Cosby

Losing the sexual assault case was Bill Cosby

At the Playboy Mansion, the disgraced performer was accused of abusing a 16-year-old girl.

Following days of deliberation, the jury found that comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a young girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, awarding his accuser $500,000 in damages. Similar claims have been made by numerous women in recent years, leading to a 2018 prison sentence that was later overturned.

A civil jury in California decided on Tuesday that Cosby, who was 37 at the time, purposefully made “sexually offensive contact” with Judy Huth, who was 16 at the time.

Huth, who is now 64, claimed that she first met Cosby while he was filming a scene for the movie “Let’s Do It Again” in Los Angeles. She also claimed that Cosby later invited her and a friend to the Playboy Mansion because the performer was then close friends with the late Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner. She claimed that Cosby gave her alcohol “as part of a game” before taking her to a bedroom by himself and compelling her to engage in sexual activity.

“Definitely with force. It was not what I wanted. I was sleeping with my eyes closed. Huth described the encounter to the jury, “I was freaking out.

In addition to concluding that Cosby intentionally hurt Huth, the jury also concluded that he knew or should have known that she was a minor at the time. The case represents the first civil lawsuit against the comedian that was successfully brought to trial, even though he did not attend in person. At least 60 women have accused him of various types of sexual misconduct.

However, Huth’s story was deemed “a complete and utter fabrication” by Cosby’s legal team, who also denied the accusations. After the alleged assault, they questioned Huth’s presence at the mansion for several hours and suggested Huth was not credible because she had initially identified the wrong year for the alleged assault.

Even though Cosby was ordered to pay Huth $500,000 in damages, his attorneys presented the decision as a win by pointing out that the accuser had initially requested a much higher sum. They declared that he would contest the amount regardless and promised to file an appeal.

According to spokesman Andrew Wyatt, “Mr. Cosby will not be paying punitive damages” and “This was a huge victory for us because they [sic] were looking for millions of dollars,” he added. “That amount will not cover the legal bills and we will be appealing that matter.”

Huth, on the other hand, told Fox that she is “as happy as can be” about the outcome and that “victory is right. I adore it.

Cosby, who is now 84 years old, was previously given a state prison sentence of up to 10 years for charges related to drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the entertainer’s criminal conviction last year after three years in prison, concluding that the case violated his right to due process. Cosby has insisted on his innocence and has refuted all accusations of wrongdoing.

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