Cosby Faces New Deposition in Playboy Mansion Lawsuit

Woman says comedian assaulted her in '70s when she was 15
By Brownie Marie,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2015 11:08 AM CDT
Cosby Faces New Deposition in Playboy Mansion Lawsuit
In this 2014 file photo, Bill Cosby performs.   (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The world may soon get another dose of Bill Cosby TMI: The beleaguered comedian must next answer questions regarding a woman who says he sexually assaulted her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion, according to NBC News. A California judge ruled yesterday that he'll be deposed Oct. 9 in the case, in which Cosby is accused of playing a drinking game with then 15-year-old Judy Huth and her 16-year-old friend at a tennis club, and then taking them to Hugh Hefner's famed residence. Huth says the assault happened after she sat next to Cosby on a bed. "He then proceeded to sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent," Huth's civil suit reads, according to an NBC report.

Under California law, if a victim is sexually assaulted as a minor, but doesn't realize the psychological effects of the assault until adulthood, they can still file suit. Cosby's attorneys have denied the allegations, and countersued Huth last year. "Through her lawyer, plaintiff made extortionate claims to Mr. Cosby [through his counsel] about criminal penalties, coupled with ever-increasing demands for a six-figure payday to keep quiet about her long-since-expired claims," the countersuit states, according to ABC News. At least 46 women have accused the entertainer of sexual assaults that largely occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. Cosby has not been charged. (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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