A California jury found on Tuesday that former actor Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a woman in 1975. It allegedly happened when she, aged sixteen, accompanied him to the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. The jury awarded the victim, Judy Huth, $500,000 in damages.
During his court testimony, Huth said Cosby grabbed his hand and used it to masturbate. Cosby (84) was 37 at the time.
Cosby did not appear in person at the trial. He denied the allegation in a video. He said he didn’t remember Huth. And he said the incident could not have happened because he would not have had sexual contact with anyone under the age of 18 at the time.
In March 2022, it was announced that the criminal abuse case against Bill Cosby would not be reopened. The Supreme Court of the United States had rejected a request by prosecutors to this effect. As a result, the former actor and comedian is still at large.
In 2018, Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison for drugging and abusing Andrea Constand. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the trial was unfair.
In addition to Constand, dozens of other women had accused Cosby of sexual abuse. Constand’s case, however, was the only one that was not prescribed. However, the statute of limitations played no role in Huth’s civil case against Cosby.