Bill Cosby testified for seven hours under oath last Friday in a civil lawsuit brought against him by a woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 15 years of age. This is the first testimony by Cosby relating to the dozens of women who have accused him of sexual misconduct during the last year. According to the accusations, some of the abuse happened as far back as the 1960s. Still, the 78-year-old comedian has never been charged with crimes relating to the allegations.
Details About the Deposition Are Confidential Right Now
An attorney representing plaintiff Judy Huth, who brought this civil suit against Cosby, said that she could not disclose any details or answer any questions about the comedian's testimony, which happened in Boston. However, the attorney did say, "We'll be filing motions with the court in connection with the deposition ... We'll also be seeking to take a further deposition of Mr. Cosby at a later date."
According to Judy Huth's lawsuit, Cosby made her perform acts of a sexual nature at the Los Angeles Playboy Mansion when she was just 15 years of age in 1974. Cosby's lawyers claim that the woman's allegations are false and defamatory. Cosby's lawyers were not available to comment on the deposition.
Cosby Gave Another Deposition Over Sexual Misconduct 10 Years Ago
Bill Cosby is most famous for his role as the father in the much-loved U.S. television program, The Cosby Show. Approximately 10 years ago, the actor was deposed in Pennsylvania regarding another civil suit over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan says he will seal Cosby's deposition until he decides what will be made public. According to the judge, "The court wants to be sure that both parties receive a fair trial, but he also recognizes that the public has an interest in this case." The judge's decision is planned for Dec. 22.
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