US Comedian Bill Cosby To Appeal Civil Ruling On Teen Sex Assault: Report

Invoice Cosby has been accused of predatory conduct by dozens of girls.

Los Angeles:

Bill Cosby will enchantment the civil verdict that noticed him ordered to pay $500,000 to a girl he allegedly sexually assaulted nearly 5 many years in the past, a spokesman stated Wednesday.

The person as soon as often known as “America’s Dad” has been accused of predatory conduct by dozens of girls in allegations that stretch again many years.

However after a sole legal conviction was overturned on a technicality, Tuesday’s civil ruling by a jury in California was the one authorized discovering of culpability.

Regardless of the ruling, a spokesman for the veteran entertainer stated the case was an “astonishing victory” for Cosby, and insisted the actor would enchantment.

“Yesterday actor and comic Invoice Cosby was awarded an astonishing victory by jurors in a civil trial introduced by Judy Huth,” spokesman Andrew Wyatt stated, in line with Selection.

“The jurors determined to grant Judy Huth with a $500,000 verdict however voted 9-3 in favor of not rewarding Ms. Huth any punitive damages.”

A two week civil trial had heard how Cosby had met Huth and her then-17-year-old good friend on a film set within the mid-Seventies.

He was stated to have plied them with alcohol and brought them to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion the place he molested Huth, who was 16 on the time.

Huth reported the alleged assault to police in Los Angeles after the statute of limitations had expired.

She was permitted to convey a civil case underneath a California legislation that permits adults who’ve repressed reminiscences of intercourse assaults to take authorized motion a few years later.

“Inside just a few weeks, (Cosby’s) lawyer Jennifer Bonjean can be in… courtroom to enchantment the $500,000 verdict, which implies that Ms. Huth won’t ever obtain a payday from Mr. Cosby,” Wyatt’s assertion stated.

Gloria Allred, who represented Huth, now 64, stated the award of $500,000 compensation by the jury “demonstrated that they believed her.”

Cosby, now 84, was a towering determine in late-Twentieth century American fashionable tradition, and hit the massive time as affable obstetrician and father Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Present,” which ran from 1984-92.

However round 60 girls, lots of them one-time aspiring actresses and fashions, have publicly branded Cosby a calculating, serial predator who plied victims with sedatives and alcohol earlier than assaulting them over 4 many years.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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