Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Bill Cosby Denied a Retrial

Back in June comedian Bill Cosby was found liable for sexually abusing Judy Huth at the Playboy mansion in 1975 when she was 16-years-old [click here if you missed that]. 

Cosby has been denied a retrial...

Bill Cosby will not get to re-litigate a sexual assault civil case involving a minor from the 1970s, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge says.
“Cosby has failed to establish he received an unfair trial or that insufficient evidence existed to establish his liability for Plaintiff’s harm,” Judge Craig Karlan said in a September 27 ruling. The decision denies the man once known as America’s Dad’s desire for a retrial on the decades-old claims by Judy Huth.
The ruling by the LASC judge came fairly quickly after hearing arguments on September 23 in the Santa Monica Courthouse.
Attorneys for Cosby had sought to have Karlan overturn the June jury decision against their client, based primarily on timeline inconsistencies in Huth’s case. The Gloria Allred-represented Huth initially had claimed back in 2014 that Cosby assaulted her in Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old. Mere weeks before the civil trial, Huth said that she had a cleared memory of events and moved the year of the assault to 1975.