Bill Cosby found liable in civil case for sexual assault in 1975

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse after the first day of his sexual assault trial’s sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

SANTA MONICA, California — A California jury on Tuesday found comedian Bill Cosby was liable for sexually assaulting a woman at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was a teenager.

The jury awarded Judy Huth $500,000 in damages for emotional distress she said she suffered years later when multiple allegations against Cosby from other women helped stir up memories of her interaction with the comedian.

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Huth testified that the comedian invited her and a friend to the Playboy Mansion when she was 16, and he was 37, and forced her to perform a sex act. She told jurors that Cosby took her hand and used it to masturbate his penis.

Cosby, who did not appear in person at the trial, denied the allegation. In video of a deposition shown to jurors, Cosby said he did not remember Huth. But he said the incident could not have happened because he would not have pursued sexual contact at that time with someone who was under age 18.

Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean challenged Huth’s account throughout the trial, including her revised timeline.