Bill Cosby’s Attorneys Request Retrial In Sexual Abuse Civil Case

Bill Cosby’s Attorneys Request Retrial In Sexual Abuse Civil Case

Bill Cosby Attorneys Request Retrial In Sexual Abuse Civil Case

Last month, a Los Angeles jury found in favor of Judy Huth who accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her in 1975. According to USA Today, jurors at the civil trial against “America’s Dad” found that he sexually abused Huth, who was 16 at the time of the incident, at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The Los Angeles County jury awarded the 64-year-old Huth $500,000.

According to Los Angeles Magazine, last week attorneys for the entertainer filed legal paperwork stating that they will request a retrial of the case that Cosby lost. A jury ruled that the comedian sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion when she was a teenager back in 1974. They awarded her $500,000 in damages.

In Santa Monica Superior Court last Wednesday, the attorney for Cosby asked Judge Craig Karlan to set aside the judgment from July 12 in favor of the 64-year-old Huth, who resides in Canyon Lake. The jury reached the verdict on June 21.

During the course of the trial, Cosby’s attorneys rejected any and all wrongdoing as they pointed to inconsistencies in Huth’s story. In paperwork submitted to the court, Cosby’s legal team stated that the grounds for the retrial are “irregularity in the proceedings of the court, jury or adverse party,” jury misconduct, excessive damages, and insufficient evidence to justify the verdict reached and errors in law.

The attorneys have also stated that they intend to file an alternative motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict. The deadline for hearing both motions is slated for Sept. 13.

A jury found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with Huth, that he reasonably believed that she was under 18 and that the conduct he displayed was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor.

Huth claimed that Cosby groped her as a teenager at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. The case was delayed in 2015 after the legendary entertainer was arrested and then jailed in Pennsylvania on sex-crime charges.

Last summer, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s sex assault conviction, citing a previous agreement that prevented him from being charged in the first place.

The disgraced TV star went to a prison near Philadelphia. In 2018, Cosby was sentenced to serve three to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting and drugging Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

Bill Cosby Attorneys Request Retrial In Sexual Abuse Civil Case

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