Bill Cosby pauses during an interview at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington on Nov. 6, 2014.
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Bill Cosby sued for alleged sexual assault of teenager in the ’70s


A 55-year-old woman sued comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming sexual battery and infliction of emotional distress for allegedly molesting her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old.

According to the complaint, Judy Huth and a friend met Cosby at an outdoor film set at Lacy Park in 1974 and accepted an invitation to socialize with him at a tennis club the following week. When they got together, the lawsuit alleges, they played billiards and Cosby served them alcoholic beverages.

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“Under the terms of Cosby’s game, plaintiff was required to consume a beer every time Cosby won a game,” the suit alleges. After the two girls consumed “multiple alcoholic beverages,” Cosby allegedly told them he had a surprise for them “and led them to another house which turned out to be the Playboy Mansion.” He told the girls they should say they were 19 if they were asked, according to the lawsuit.

When Cosby, who would have been around 37 at the time, took Huth to a bedroom in the mansion, he started to “sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent.”

Huth stated in the complaint that the alleged encounter left her psychologically and emotionally scarred, but only recently did she realize why she was so damaged.


Bill Cosby and Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby sued for alleged sexual assault of teenager in the '70s