Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at Playboy Mansion in 1975, civil trial jury hears

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Jurors have found Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl in the civil suit brought by Judith Huth, who accused the former comedian of sexual assault at the Playboy mansion in 1975 when she was a teenager.

Huth, now 64, told Fox News Digital shortly after the trial, “Victory is right. Love it. Happy as hell.”

She was just a teenager when she and a friend met Cosby at a park in the Los Angeles area, where he was shooting the movie “Let’s Do It Again”.

The 12 jurors nearly reached a verdict Friday, but were forced to resume deliberations Monday morning after Judge Craig Karlan was forced to clear the courtroom at the Santa Monica Courthouse at 4:30 p.m.

Karlan initially indicated he would accept a partial verdict in the case, but then had to change his mind when the bailiff informed him that the building was closing and the sheriff’s department could not incur expenses. in overtime.

Nine of the 12 jurors – one was an alternate who appeared on Monday – had to agree to give a verdict on each question with a “yes” or a “no”.

Bill Cosby's verdict was read on Tuesday in the civil suit brought by Judith Huth who accused the former comedian of sexual assault in 1975. Cosby attended a sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania on September 25 2018.
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Bill Cosby’s verdict was read on Tuesday in the civil suit brought by Judith Huth who accused the former comedian of sexual assault in 1975. Cosby attended a sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pennsylvania on September 25 2018.
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Cosby’s rep Andrew Wyatt released a statement at 4pm regarding the verdict: “We have always maintained that Judy Huth, Gloria Allred and their cronies fabricated these false accusations, in order to coerce Mr. Cosby into funding their racist mission. against successful and accomplished black men in America.”

Wyatt reportedly spelled Gloria’s last name “AwlfulRed” in the rest of the review as he wrote, “every American had a front row seat to witness AwlfulRed’s true obsession with Mr. Cosby. Even Gloria AwlfulRed’s racist attempt to hijack and exploit Juneteenth in open court yesterday in a civil trial for actor and comedian Bill Cosby, whom she is suing for millions of dollars without outright proof of the evidence, truth and/or facts.”

He continued: “We have exposed Ms. AwlfulRed’s hatred for black men in America. For these many reasons, Mr. Cosby continues to maintain his innocence and will vigorously fight these false accusations, so that he may return to the prosecution of the happiness, joy and laughter to the world.”

BILL COSBY CIVIL TRIAL WILL HAVE TO RESTART DELIBERATIONS AFTER ALMOST REACHING VERDICT

The questions put to the jury were: “1. Was Ms. Huth under 18 when she was at the Playboy Mansion with Mr. Cosby?

“2. Did Mr. Cosby intend to cause harmful or offensive contact with Ms. Huth by using his sexual organ, and sexually offensive contact with Ms. Huth resulted?”

“3. Would a normal person, without hesitation, have been disturbed, irritated, offended or hurt by the conduct of Mr. Cosby?

“4. Was Mr. Cosby’s conduct motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in Mrs. Huth, a minor?

“5. Did Mr. Cosby actually and reasonably believe that Ms. Huth was at least 18 years old when she was at the Playboy Mansion with Mr. Cosby?

“6. Was Mrs. Huth hurt by the conduct of Mr. Cosby?

“7. What damages did Mrs. Huth suffer?

“8. Has Mrs. Huth proved by clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Cosby engaged in conduct maliciously, oppressively or fraudulently?”

“9. This legal action was commenced on December 2, 2014. Did Ms. Huth commence this legal action within five years of the date she discovered, or reasonably should have discovered, that the injury or the psychological illness after he turned 18 was caused by Mr. Cosby’s conduct?”

Jurors began deliberations Thursday morning after a two-week trial. Cosby was not in the courtroom.

BILL COSBY’S LAWYERS USING ‘DONKEY KONG DEFENSE’ IN ONGOING SEXUAL ABUSE TRIAL INVOLVING ACCUSED JUDY HUTH

Judy Huth appears during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station in Los Angeles December 5, 2014. Huth won her civil lawsuit against Cosby on Tuesday where she accused the former comedian of sexually assaulting her as a teenager at the Playboy Mansion in 1975

Judy Huth appears during a news conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division station in Los Angeles December 5, 2014. Huth won her civil lawsuit against Cosby on Tuesday where she accused the former comedian of sexually assaulting her as a teenager at the Playboy Mansion in 1975
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Cosby’s attorney, Jennifer Bonjean, has requested a mistrial due to a photo taken by a member of Cosby’s team showing a juror standing near one of the comedian’s accusers who was sitting in the audience.

Artist Lily Bernard, who has filed her own lawsuit against Cosby, said she has not spoken to any jurors.

“I never spoke to any jurors,” Bernard told the judge from his seat in the courtroom. “I would never do anything to jeopardize this case. I don’t even look at them.”

Huth alleged that Cosby made him drinking alcohol “as part of a game”, then took her to the Playboy Mansion. There, according to the complaint, he took her to an isolated room, kissed her on the mouth, slipped his hand down her pants and used his hand to perform a sex act on her.

The 84-year-old was released from prison last year after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 criminal conviction. In a clip from a 2015 video deposition shown to jurors, Cosby denied having had any sexual contact with Huth. His spokesperson and his lawyer each reiterated his denial throughout the trial.

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Fox News’ Alexandria Hernandez and Landon Mion contributed to this report.

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