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Court verdict against Bill Cosby: “America’s Dad” found GUILTY of sexually abusing Judy Huth in 1975

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The 12-member jury returned a final decision in favor of Judy Huth and also awarded her $500,000 in damages

The Santa Monica panel Tuesday, June 21, found Bill Cosby, 84, once popularly known as “America’s Father,” guilty of killing Judy Huth at the age of 16 after the lengthy trial in Play Boy of sexually abusing Mansion. The jury returned a final verdict in Huth’s favour, and also awarded her $500,000 in damages. The jury delivered its verdict to LA Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan with plaintiff Judy Huth, her legal team and Cosby’s defense team present in the courtroom.

The panel’s decision in Huth’s favor was read out at approximately 3:30 p.m. local time. The 64-year-old testified that Cosby molested her and accused him of trying to put his hand down her tight trousers and expose himself before forcing her to sexually touch him on a bed in a “blue room”. , which she said was adjacent to the playroom in the mansion. She claimed to have told Cosby that she had her menstrual cycle, although she didn’t hope it would stop. “I was trying to distract,” she said. “But he didn’t stop. I just closed my eyes … It was so quick. Maybe five minutes. Quickly.”

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Cosby asserted his right to the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination and, unlike Huth, did not testify at the two-week trial. A 2015 video testimony of the actor was played to the court and jury during the trial, but he denied the allegations. Cosby’s rep, Andrew Wyatt, told The Post that the comedian plans to appeal the $500,000 judgment. “Mr. Cosby continues to maintain his innocence and will vigorously combat these false allegations so he can restore the pursuit of happiness, joy and laughter to the world,” Wyatt said in a statement.

Cosby’s defense team focused on calling Huth a liar for changing the story’s timeline. In a 2014 lawsuit, she said the attack happened in 1973 or 1974. But before the trial began, Huth and her attorneys said further examination of the evidence allowed them to determine that it was indeed the spring of 1975.

“Can you imagine how hard it is to defend a case when you start with the sexual predator label?” Cosby’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean told the jury, reminding them they were chosen because they promised , to be able to consider only the facts presented in court. “If we were just trying people out based on labels, why would we even be testing?” Huth’s attorney, Nathan Goldberg, told the jury that “my client deserves that Mr. Cosby be known for what he did “Each of you knows in your heart that Mr. Cosby sexually assaulted Miss Huth,” Goldberg said.

The former The Cosby Show star has been accused by multiple women of drug abuse and sexual assault, but Huth’s case is the first civil lawsuit based on those allegations. Cosby had been convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand in a criminal court in Pennsylvania, but he was released from prison last year when the state’s highest court ruled that a deal with prosecutors meant he should never have faced a criminal trial.

Shortly after the trial, Cosby’s representative did not view the verdict as negative. “This was a huge win for us because they were looking for millions of dollars,” Andrew Wyatt said Tuesday, April 21. “That amount will not cover the statutory bills and we will be appealing this matter. However, Mr. Cosby will not pay any punitive damages.”

On the other hand, Huth’s representative, Gloria Allred, expressed her sense of victory and pride. “First, we thank the jury for their verdict on damages awarded to our client Ms. Huth. The verdict is $500,000. Second, we thank our client, Judy Huth, for her courage and sacrifices to obtain justice in this case. “

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