Jury finds Bill Cosby liable in sexual battery case

The jury, which included eight women and four men, found 84-year-old Cosby liable for damages and awarded $500,000 in damages to Huth. No punitive compensation was given.

Huth first filed the case in 2014, claiming to have intentionally and recklessly inflicted sexual battery and emotional distress. The original filing claimed that the incident occurred in 1974 when Huth was 15 years old, but the timeline was later revised to 1975, when Huth was 16 years old.

Through his lawyers, Cosby has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

In his complaint, Huth tells of meeting Cosby at a park where he was shooting a movie. After befriending Huth and a friend, Cosby reportedly invited him to join his tennis club. From there, Huth alleged, the comedian invited her to a house where he served the young women several alcoholic drinks and then took them to the Playboy mansion.

Huth alleged that although Cosby knew her and her friend’s age, she instructed the teens “that if any of the Playboy rabbits asked their age, they should say they were 19 years old.”

Huth further claimed that Cosby took her to a bedroom in the mansion where he sexually assaulted her.

CNN has reached out to Cosby’s attorneys for comment on the decision.

Since 2005, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. After the completion convicted In the case of assaulting Andrea Constand in Philadelphia, Cosby served less than three years in a Pennsylvania state prison Overturned on appeal. it was free From prison in September 2021.

This is the first civil case to be tried by a Cosby prosecutor.