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Bill Cosby was denied a new trial in a civil lawsuit in which a jury found that he sexually abused Judy Huth when she was a teenager in 1975. In June, she was awarded $500,000 in damages.
In his ruling, Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan explained why Cosby’s appeal was denied, writing that the actor “has failed to establish he received an unfair trial or that insufficient evidence existed to establish his liability for plaintiff’s harm.”
Karlan further noted that Huth’s lawyers were able to provide evidence that Cosby “intended to engage in sexual contact’ with her, even though he knew she was a minor at the time.
Huth, now a Riverside County resident, said in her June trial that she met Cosby around 1975 while he was filming a movie in San Marino. Huth alleged Cosby invited her and a friend to a tennis club, where he gave them drinks before taking them to the Playboy Mansion and telling them to say they were 19 if anyone asked. Huth was 16 at the time.
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