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Civil jury finds Bill Cosby sexually abused teenager in 1975

Update : 22 Jun 2022, 10:07

A US jury found comedian and actor Bill Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. 

Bill has been accussed of assault by several women and was jailed in 2018 but freed last year. He was sentenced for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Judy Huth had filed a case against Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 16. Huth had accussed Cosby of forcing her to take alcohol and sexually assaulting her in a bedroom at Hugh Hefner's Playboy mansion.

The verdict comes nearly a year after Cosby was released from prison after his conviction was overturned in a separate case involving sexual assault allegations. His trial with Huth, which began on June 1 and lasted nearly three weeks, was long delayed because of that criminal case, which began in 2017.  

The jury's decision is a major legal defeat for the 84-year-old Cosby. It comes nearly a year after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction for sexual assault was thrown out and he was freed from prison. Cosby did not attend the Los Angeles trial. He has repeatedly denied Huth's allegations that he forced her to perform a sex act at the mansion.  

"She will not be getting a dime," said Andrew Wyatt, Bill Cosby's publicist. "What happened today wasn't a victory - they didn't get the punitive damages. The victory was ours because we got to disclose and show what this woman was all about, There was no win here." 

The civil trial, which opened in early June, took place in a court in California santa monica instead of. Cosby did not appear himself, but had his defense attorney dismiss the allegations. The jury awarded the 64-year-old plaintiff $500,000.

 

 

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