MORE Legal Trouble For Bill Cosby
UnitedVoice.com) – In the 1970s and 1980s, actor and comedian Bill Cosby was a staple of American entertainment. From his stand-up comedy routines to “Fat Albert” and the “Cosby Show,” he appeared to be a good person who promoted family values. Then, 2015 happened to the comedian. Prosecutors charged America’s family man with sexual assault over a case that occurred decades ago.
Now, it appears that Cosby is again in trouble over an allegation that occurred in the 1970s. On June 21, a Santa Monica, California, jury found that the actor sexually misbehaved and awarded a civil litigant a large sum of money for his impropriety. Still, Cosby might not have gotten the worst end of the jury’s decision.
Lawsuit Put on Hold Due to Criminal Trial
In 2018, a criminal jury convicted the elderly comedian for drugging and sexually assaulting a sports administrator at Temple University in 2004. Cosby was an alum and a significant donor to the prestigious school. It was the first conviction of a famous person in the #MeToo movement.
Three years after his conviction, the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s conviction. The judges ruled that the district attorney was bound by his predecessor’s previous verbal agreement not to prosecute the actor. Many felt the court’s ruling was a significant setback for women.
Despite the one criminal case, 60 women accused the star celebrity of offenses, including rape, groping, and sexual assault. The accusations go as far back as the 1960s.
Before the criminal case, in 2014, Judy Huth filed a lawsuit against Cosby. Yet, the civil court put it on hold due to the criminal trial and following challenges to the conviction. Now, Huth has had her moment in court, but the results are mixed.
Cosby Loses Civil Trial
Huth alleged that in 1975 when she was 16 years old, Cosby gave her alcohol, and the two went to the Playboy mansion together. At the time, the actor’s career was just taking off. During the civil trial, Huth told the jury that Cosby kissed and forced her to perform a sex act on him.
Cosby maintained his innocence, but on Friday, June 17, the jury found him liable and awarded Huth $500,000.
Still, it may have only been a symbolic win for the actor’s victim. Attorney Andrew Wyatt, a representative for Cosby, told Fox News Digital that the jury’s decision was a huge win for his client. He explained that Huth sought millions of dollars in damages. Yet, the $500,000 the jury awarded her wouldn’t even cover her legal expenses. Earlier in the day, Wyatt alleged that attorney Gloria Allred, who represented Huth, hated Black men, exploited Juneteenth in the case, and referred to her as “AwfulRed.”
Cosby said he plans to appeal the case.
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