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Bill Cosby to Appeal Jury Finding That He Sexually Assaulted Judy Huth

Invoice Cosby’s legal professionals have introduced they’re interesting the decision of a civil jury in California that in June discovered he sexually assaulted Judy Huth when she was 16 and are looking for a brand new trial.

In a submitting in Los Angeles County Superior Court docket in Santa Monica, Calif., his legal professionals gave discover that they’re asking the courtroom to put aside the judgment in favor of Ms. Huth, which awarded her $500,000 in damages.

The legal professionals listed numerous grounds, together with “irregularity within the proceedings of the courtroom, jury or opposed social gathering,” “misconduct of the jury” and “error in regulation,” amongst different causes, with out giving extra particulars. The papers mentioned a extra formal submitting of enchantment is being ready.

Jurors within the case agreed with Ms. Huth, who first got here ahead along with her accusations in 2014, that Mr. Cosby assaulted her in 1975, when as a youngster she accepted his invitation to affix him on the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. It was the primary civil case accusing Mr. Cosby of sexual assault to go to trial.

Other than its significance to Ms. Huth, the decision provided a level of satisfaction for lots of the different ladies who for years have accused Mr. Cosby, now 85, of comparable abuse. For them, Ms. Huth’s case provided a possibility for public vindication of their accounts after Mr. Cosby’s felony conviction within the Andrea Constand case was overturned on due course of grounds by a Pennsylvania appellate panel final yr.

A lawyer for Ms. Huth, Gloria Allred, mentioned in an electronic mail: “Invoice Cosby filed a discover of intention to file a movement for a brand new trial. He fought our case with all the things he had for seven and a half years, and he misplaced. We count on to be victorious in upholding the decision in opposition to Mr. Cosby, which we fought arduous for and gained.”

However Mr. Cosby’s supporters have mentioned they considered the financial injury award within the Huth case as a victory as a result of the jury had the choice of awarding a considerably larger sum.

Mr. Cosby has constantly denied the various accusations introduced in opposition to him, however lots of his accusers had been barred from submitting their very own fits as a result of that they had not come ahead on the time after they mentioned Mr. Cosby had attacked them.

Ms. Huth’s go well with was capable of transfer ahead as a result of the jury agreed she was a minor on the time, and California regulation extends the timeframe wherein individuals who say they had been molested as kids can file a civil declare. A spokesman for Mr. Cosby, Andrew Wyatt, mentioned modifications to California’s statute of limitations had been unfair to Mr. Cosby as a result of they got here into impact throughout his interval in jail in Pennsylvania.

“We’re interesting the decision and the compensatory damages of $500,000.00 awarded to Ms. Huth,” he mentioned in an electronic mail.

In the course of the trial, Ms. Huth, now 64, advised of how an opportunity assembly with Mr. Cosby whereas he filmed a film in an area park led her ultimately to an remoted bed room within the Playboy Mansion. In typically emotional testimony, she described how a well-known man she had as soon as admired, whose comedy data her father collected, tried to place his hand down her pants after which pressured her to carry out a intercourse act on him.

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