Cosby to appeal civil ruling on US$500k teenage sex assault case

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Entertainer Bill Cosby will appeal the civil verdict that saw him ordered to pay US$500,000 to a woman he allegedly sexually assaulted almost five decades ago, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The man once known as ‘America’s Dad’ has been accused of predatory behaviour by dozens of women in allegations that stretch back decades. But after a sole criminal conviction was overturned on a technicality, Tuesday’s civil ruling by a jury in California was the only legal finding of culpability. … A two-week civil trial had heard how Cosby had met [Judy] Huth and her then-17-year-old friend on a film set in the mid-1970s. He was said to have plied them with alcohol and taken them to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion where he molested Huth, who was 16 at the time.” (06/23/22)