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US court docket finds Invoice Cosby liable in civil case for assault in 1975

US court docket finds Invoice Cosby liable in civil case for assault in 1975

SANTA MONICA, Calif: A California jury in a civil case dominated on Tuesday that Invoice Cosby sexually assaulted a girl on the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was a teen and ordered the comic to pay her $500,000 in damages for emotional misery from the incident.

Judy Huth had testified that the comic invited her and a good friend to the mansion when she was 16, and he was 37 when she was assaulted.

The decision got here almost a 12 months after Cosby was free of jail when Pennsylvania’s highest court docket threw out his sexual assault conviction in a unique prison case there.

Huth’s lawsuit was the primary civil case in opposition to Cosby to come back to trial.

Cosby, who didn’t seem in individual on the trial, denied Huth’s allegation. His protection workforce will enchantment the decision, Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt mentioned.

“Mr. Cosby continues to take care of his innocence and can vigorously battle these false accusations, in order that he can get again to bringing the pursuit of happiness, pleasure and laughter to the world,” Wyatt mentioned in an announcement.

Cosby, 84, is finest recognized for his function because the lovable husband and father within the Eighties tv comedy sequence “The Cosby Present,” incomes him the nickname “America’s Dad.” However his family-friendly status was shattered after greater than 50 girls accused him of sexual assaults over almost 5 a long time.

The jury didn’t rule fully in Huth’s favor. By a 9-3 vote, they mentioned she had not offered “clear and convincing proof” that Cosby had acted with “malice, oppression or fraud.”

If jurors had voted sure on that query, they might have offered extra punitive damages to Huth. (Reuters)

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