Judy Huth is one of dozens of women accusing Bill Cosby of sexually assault and has brought a lawsuit against the actor claiming he assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s, when she was just 15 years old.
On Wednesday, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ordered Cosby, 78, to give a deposition on Oct. 9, and his accuser, Judy Huth, to give a deposition on Oct. 15.
This decision could prove to be a turning point in whether the accusations are true. Most cases have passed the statutes of limitations for criminal cases, but this and future lawsuits might be the means to bring Cosby to justice, should the allegations be true.
Huth, 56, claims in her civil suit that Cosby provided alcohol to the minor while she and a friend were at the mansion in 1974, and then sexually molested her by “taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent.”
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Cosby denies that allegations and his attorneys say the suit is an attempt to extort the star.
Judy Huth’s attorney says her client is happy with the ruling.
“We are pleased that we will now be able to move ahead without further delay on Ms. Huth’s case,” Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said in a statement.
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The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office could not bring criminal charges in December when Judy Huth made her allegations, saying the statute of limitations had long ago expired.
Cosby has counter-sued Judy Huth, accusing her of extortion.