The victim, Judy Huth, now 64, will receive $500,000 in damages.
The jury of a California court on Tuesday (June 21) found Bill Cosby, fallen glory of American television, guilty of having sexually assaulted a teenager in 1975 when she was 16 years old.
Judy Huth, now 64, will receive $500,000 in damages. This civil decision puts an end to one of the last legal proceedings against the former actor, now 84, who has been accused of various sexual assaults by dozens of women. Imprisoned in 2018 following a conviction in a different case in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby was released in June 2021 following an annulment of his conviction for a procedural error. He did not attend the hearings, which lasted two weeks in a Santa Monica court.
Judy Huth said during the trial that the actor, who for years played the ideal father in the series Cosby Show, made him drink a large amount of alcohol before taking him to his friend Hugh Hefner’s “Playboy Mansion” and sexually assaulting him in a bedroom of the mansion. Bill Cosby’s defenders denied any aggression on the part of their client and questioned the events recounted by the complainant, who began by saying that the facts had taken place in 1974.
No criminal proceedings were carried out as Judy Huth turned herself in to the police after the statute of limitations passed. In total, about 60 women have publicly accused Bill Cosby of being a calculating sexual predator who used alcohol and sleeping pills to abuse his victims for decades. The latter has always denied, assuring that the sexual relations were consented.