Bill Cosby’s latest sexual assault trial begins in Santa Monica; Judy Huth lawyer calls comedian ‘planner’ who targets young girls

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (KABC) — A lawyer for a woman who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her more than 45 years ago has called the comedian a “planner” targeting young girls.

The allegation came in the opening statements of a civil lawsuit against Cosby that began Wednesday in a Santa Monica courtroom.

Judy Huth, who is now 64 years old, claims that Cosby lured her into a bedroom when she was only 16 years old and abused her.

She first filed a police report against Cosby in 2014, saying she had suppressed memories of the 1975 incident and only remembered it when several other women began accusing Cosby of sexual abuse.

This is one of the last legal claims against Cosby after his conviction was dismissed last year and other lawsuits settled.

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Huth says she and a friend met Cosby in a park in San Marino when he was filming a movie starring Sidney Poitier in 1975. She says Cosby urged them to come back a few days later to watch him play tennis, after which he took the teens to the Playboy house.

Then Huth said that Cosby gave her alcohol and took her to a secluded bedroom where he sexually assaulted her.

Cosby’s attorney told jurors Huth’s story is a fabrication that is full of inconsistencies.

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Andrew Wyatt, a spokesperson for Cosby, dismissed Huth’s civil lawsuit as a new ax job designed to ruin the 84-year-old comedian.

“This has been a murder trial, to kill Mr. Cosby’s reputation, to kill his legacy,” Wyatt told Eyewitness News. “She (Judy Huth) has made so many inconsistent statements. This is a woman who claims she has suppressed everything. Well, in 2005 you tried to sell your story to a tabloid. So where was the repression?”

Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and molesting Temple University staffer Andrea Constand.

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He spent about two and a half years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his conviction last year.

Cosby will not be required to attend this civil trial and his lawyers say he will not attend because glaucoma has left him blind.

Cosby has provided one videotape in this case, but he will not be forced to testify in person.

The process is expected to take approximately two weeks.

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