Date Set For Bill Cosby Deposition In Judith Huth Civil Case
An official date has been set for Bill Cosby to be deposed. According to the The New York Times, on Wednesday a judge ordered Bill Cosby to testify on Oct. 9, 2015. He will be questioned under oath about sexual assault accusations brought forward by Judith Huth, who claims the former Cosby Show star molested her in 1974 at age of 15 while they were at the Playboy Mansion. Huth will testify on Oct. 15, 2015.
Huth's attorney, Gloria Allred, commented about the upcoming deposition in a statement: “We are pleased that we will now be able to move ahead without further delay on Ms. Huth’s case, and we look forward to taking Mr. Cosby’s deposition on Oct. 9, 2015."
Despite the statute of limitations being up for most of Cosby's alleged victims, Huth can take Cosby to civil court as she claims the 78-year-old comedian assaulted her as a minor. Per Allred, the statute of limitations in California is more forgiving for adults claiming they were sexually abused as minors and allows for claims of psychological injury.
Over 30 women have come forward accusing Cosby of sexual assault. In July 2015, the Associated Press released court documents from a 2005 deposition, in which Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women with whom he wanted to have sex. This case related to this deposition was later settled. His rep responded to the release of these documents as follows: "The only reason Mr. Cosby settled was because it would have been embarrassing in those days to put all those women on the stand and his family had no clue. That would have been very hurtful."
Cosby lawyer's response to the accusations given in November 2014, reads as follows:
Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives.