Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old At Playboy Mansion In 1975 - 8 Days Skip to main content

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old At Playboy Mansion In 1975

The former Cosby Show star is ordered to pay US$500,000 (S$694,000) in damages to Judy Huth.

Bill Cosby Found Guilty Of Sexually Abusing 16-Year-Old At Playboy Mansion In 1975

Bill Cosby has been found guilty of sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion.


The 84-year-old comedian was accused of forcing Judy Huth to perform an indecent act on him when she was 16 at the Playboy Mansion and has now been found guilty, Deadline reported. 


The suit alleged that he brought Huth and another then-underage friend to the infamous mansion back in 1975 a few days after meeting them in a park. She alleged that Cosby got her alone in a bedroom, pulled down his sweatpants and then grabbed her hand and used it to masturbate himself, forcing her into a sexual act. Huth said the alleged incident had made her feel "mad, duped and foolish". 

The former Cosby Show star is now said to have been ordered to pay US$500,000 (S$694,000) in damages to Huth, now aged 64.


The verdict comes after nearly three days of deliberation from the 12-person jury, who since the trial began at the beginning of June had heard arguments from the alleged victim's best friend that the attack left her in tears.


Donna Samuelson, Huth's friend, told the court: "She said ‘I want to go, I wanna leave,’ she was crying. She said Bill Cosby had tried to have sex with her."


Meanwhile, attorneys for the comedian   who didn't testify in the trial but his 2015 videotaped deposition was played in the courtroom  had argued that the case was "a complete and utter fabrication" and that pictures presented in the trial as evidence were all an attempt for Judy to "cash in."


Cosby's attorney Jennifer Bonjean said in her opening statement: "The allegations are a complete and utter fabrication. This is about a plan hatched by Judy Huth and her estranged friend Donna Samuelson based on some photos. You will learn Judy Huth has been trying to cash in on these photos for decades."

The case was never prosecuted criminally as the statute of limitations had passed by the time Huth spoke to police. She was able to bring the civil suit under a California law allowing adults who say they were victims of sexual abuse as minors, but repressed what happened to them for years, to pursue such cases.


The verdict comes almost a year after Cosby's 2018 criminal conviction for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand was overturned by the courts on a technicality, which  led to his release from prison in Pennsylvania. — BANG SHOWBIZ

 

Want More? Check These Out

You May Also Like