Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault against a minor

A California court found the comedian guilty on Tuesday Bill Cosby for sexually assaulting in 1975 Judy Hutha woman who was then 16 years old.

Los Angeles Supreme Court Judge Craig Karlan set the compensation for damages at $500,000. Cosby must pay Huth for this case of sexual assault which occurred in one of the rooms of the well-known Playboy Mansionlocated in Los Angeles (California).

Huth filed a lawsuit against Cosby in 2014. And, despite the fact that there were legal precedents against the also musician that invalidated the accusation for having prescribed, it was admitted by the jury because California law extends the term for civil lawsuits if the victim was a minor when it occurred. the assault.

Cosby did not appear in any of the sessions of this trial, invoking the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, which grants any individual the right not to testify if their words can be used to incriminate them for a crime.

The legal process against Bill Cosby

On the first day of this litigation, held three weeks ago, Huth’s attorney, Nathan Goldberg, argued that Bill Cosby he took advantage of spaces that were safe for the young woman; such as a public park and an arcade, in order to gain her trust.

And it is that, according to the story of the accusation, the comedian met Huth while she was playing sports with a friend, Donna Samuelson, during the filming of Let’s Do It Again and subsequently, Cosby he invited both of them to a game room in the mansion.

“He told me that Bill Cosby He had tried to have sex with her. And he asked me to get out of there immediately,” Samuelson testified about this event in which the comedian tried to put Huth’s hand inside her pants and forced her to have sex.

The first incarcerated of the “Me Too” era

This is one of the last cases for alleged sexual crimes that faces Cosby, 84 years old; who entered prison in 2018 for sexually abuse of Canadian Andrea Constand, becoming the first celebrity to be imprisoned in the “MeToo” era.

Cosby was released last year after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his conviction for a previous civil settlement in which he awarded damages to the victim.

After his release from prison, the comedian had expressed his intention to act in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; and he also intended to lead a campaign for “justice reform” and the “prison system” based on his own experiences.

In addition to this process, Cosby has another file open in New Jersey, where another actress accuses him of sexual abuse.

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