Bil Cosby‘s legal woes seem to mount by the day, and a judge in Los Angeles has added to that pile. Cosby was ordered to give a sworn deposition in a lawsuit regarding a 1974 case where it is alleged he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion.
According to a report from the New York Times, Cosby will appear before a California court in the case of Judy Huth. Huth, who lives in the state, claims she was sexually assaulted by Cosby in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion. Cosby will have to testify under oath in the deposition, which was ordered after Cosby’s legal team petitioned for review of the case to halt this instance.
Cosby’s deposition takes place on October 9, while Huth will give her testimony on October 15. The many moving parts of this case are also impacted by the fact this is the second such assault case brought against Cosby over assaulting a young woman. According to the Times, the case is going forward as plan because of the age of the alleged victim at the time.
From the Times:
Ms. Huth’s case is one of the few complaints against Mr. Cosby that can proceed in civil court because, she says, the alleged abuse happened when she was a minor. The statute of limitations in California is extended for adults who claim they were victims of sexual abuse as children, said her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Ms. Huth has claimed that Mr. Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him at the Playboy Mansion.
“We are pleased that we will now be able to move ahead without further delay on Ms. Huth’s case, and we look forward to taking Mr. Cosby’s deposition on Oct. 9, 2015,” Ms. Allred said in a statement.
Ms. Pressley [Cosby’s attorney] could not immediately be reached for comment. Andrew Wyatt, a spokesman for Mr. Cosby, declined to comment.
Mr. Cosby’s deposition now appears to be set, unless there is a move by his side to delay the proceeding.
Over two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, although the entertainer has not been formerly charged as of yet.
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