A California civil jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexually abusing a 16 year-old girl in 1970s California.
Judy Huth took 47 years to bring this case before a jury. The jury found Judy Huth’s favor in just two days.
“It’s been torture, just to be ripped apart, thrown under the bus, backed over. This to me is such a big victory,”Hutch stated this at a conference.
Huth, now 64-years-old, testified that Cosby took Huth into a Playboy Mansion game room after she emerged of the toilet. She said that Cosby forced her to perform sex acts after exposing himself.
“She proved with the jury’s verdict that Mr. Cosby did sexually assault her when she was a minor,” Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred said.
“It went to trial and a jury took it seriously and found that [Cosby] sexually assaulted a child,”Allred also stated this.
Santa Monica jury awarded Huth $500,000.
When Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesperson announced that the verdict was in fact a victory for Cosby there were fireworks.
“There was no win here. She will not be getting a dime. We’re filing appeals,” Wyatt said.
“She doesn’t need a dime. She won already. Victory!”A bystander shouted.
Wyatt then turned on Allred.
“You’re going after a Black icon, our Black icon, Ms. Allred — Ms. Awful-red. Our Black icon!” Wyatt said.
Wyatt claimed that Cosby won the verdict of the jury because they ruled against punitive damage, which could have cost Cosby over $15 million.
Cosby was sentenced for indecent assault in 2018. His conviction was overturned after he served 2.5 years in Pennsylvania’s state prison. He was released in the last year.
At least one other accuser filed a civil case.