Bill Cosby has been discovered civilly liable of sexually assaulting Judy Huth whereas she was underage on the Playboy Mansion 1975, Us Weekly can verify.
During the decision on Tuesday, June 16, a civil jury ruled in favor of Huth, 64, who alleged that the 65-year-old Pennsylvania native had molested her in a bed room throughout a celebration at Hugh Hefner’s home when she was 16 years previous.
While the Cosby Show alum was not current for the ultimate ruling, paperwork obtained by Us from the two-week-long trial verify that Huth was rewarded $500,000 in damages. The paperwork additionally state that Huth was “under the age of 18 years” when she got here into contact with Cosby and that he “intended to cause harmful or offensive contact with Ms. Huth by “use of his sexual organs,” whereas being motivated by “abnormal” and “unnatural” sexual curiosity in her as a minor.
Despite the decision, Cosby’s publicist and disaster supervisor instructed Us on Tuesday that the trial “was a huge victory” for the disgraced comic.
“They are looking for millions of dollars,” the rep defined. “That amount [awarded] will not cover the legal bills and we will be appealing that matter. However, Mr. Cosby will not be paying punitive damages,” they concluded.
The Pennsylvania native, who has beforehand been accused of sexual misconduct by over 60 ladies, was sentenced to prison after in September 2018 after being deemed a “sexually violent predator” in the assault case towards Andrea Constand. In addition to his original sentencing, he was ordered to endure a lifetime of counseling and seem on a intercourse offender registry.
Constand, 49, testified in April of that very same 12 months that Cosby gave her wine and three blue tablets to “take the edge off” earlier than he sexually assaulted her at his dwelling close to Philadelphia in January 2004.
“When the sexual assault happened, I was a young woman brimming with confidence and looking forward to a future bright with possibilities,” she wrote in a five-page sufferer influence assertion submitted to the courtroom this week. “Now, almost 15 years later, I’m a middle-aged woman who’s been stuck in a holding pattern for most of her adult life, unable to heal fully or to move forward.”
In June 2021, Us confirmed that the Pennsylvania excessive courtroom discovered an settlement with a earlier prosecutor that prevented Cosby from being charged, which meant the actor was launched from the state jail the place he served two years of his three to 10-year sentence.
Cosby, for his half, spoke out concerning the overturning of his sentence on the time.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story,” he tweeted in June alongside a photograph of himself together with his fist raised in the air. “I have always maintained my innocence.”
Cosby went on to express his gratitude in direction of those that supported him throughout the scandal. “Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal,” he mentioned. “Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby.”