A jury on Tuesday ruled against Bill Cosby in a civil trial brought against him by a woman who said he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16.
According to NBC News,
Judy Huth testified that Cosby molested her. She accused him of trying to put his hand down her tight pants and exposing himself before he forced her to touch him sexually on a bed in a “blue room,” which she says was adjacent to the game room at the mansion.
Huth, now 64, testified that Cosby kept pursuing her after she told him that she was “15 or 16” years old.
Huth told Cosby that she was on her menstrual cycle — even though she was not — in hopes that he would stop.
I was trying to deflect. But he didn’t stop. I just closed my eyes. … It was so fast. Maybe five minutes.
The jury awarded Huth $500,000 in damages. Cosby did not attend the trial and did not testify.
The trial represents one of the last remaining legal claims against Cosby after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction was thrown out by an appeals court last year.
#BREAKING UPDATE: A civil trial jury found Bill Cosby guilty of sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The woman was awarded $500,000. https://t.co/UhnYjVNCBd— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) June 21, 2022
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