Woman, 64, cries as she tells civil trial Bill Cosby tried to put his hand down her pants, exposed himself then sexually abused her in a ‘blue room’ at the Playboy Mansion in 1975
- Judy Huth, 64, has accused Bill Cosby of molesting her when she was just 16
- She told Los Angeles County Court that the incident was at the Playboy Mansion
- Then 16, she said Cosby ‘forced’ himself on her and made her touch him sexually
A 64-year-old woman has Bill Cosby of molesting her when she was a 16-year-old girl while in the Playboy Mansion in 1975.
Judy Huth, 64, who was in Los Angeles Superior Court in Santa Monica for her civil trial against 84-year-old Cosby on Tuesday, was distraught as she described her allegations against the stand-up comedian, who she claims he assaulted her when she was just 16 years old.
She told the court that Cosby tried to put his hand down her tight pants, exposed himself, and then forced Huth to touch him sexually on a bed in a ‘blue room,’ which she says was adjacent to the game room.
‘He forced himself on me,’ recalled Huth. ‘I was shocked to say the least,’ she said. Cosby denies her allegations.
Huth, 64, said the incident happened after she and her high school friend, Donna Samuelson, accompanied Cosby on a visit to the mansion.
She said he gave them a tour of the mansion and game room before they played some games including Donkey Kong, and she went to the restroom. The now-64-year-old then said Cosby forced her to perform a sex act in the bedroom.
The trial represents one of the last remaining legal claims against Cosby after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction was thrown out by an appeals court last year, and his insurer settled many other lawsuits against his will.
Judy Huth, 64, has accused 84-year-old Bill Cosby of molesting her when she was a 16-year-old girl while in the Playboy Mansion in 1975 while at her civil trial in Los Angeles County Court (pictured at Santa Monica Courthouse on June 1)
He is not attending the trial, and will not testify, but parts of a video deposition he gave shortly after the 2014 lawsuit was filed will be played.
During Huth’s testimony, she said Cosby kept pursuing her after she told him that she was ’15 or 16′ years old.
She claims to have told Cosby that she was on her menstrual cycle – even though she was not – in hopes that he would stop.
‘I was trying to deflect,’ she said. ‘But he didn’t stop. I just closed my eyes… It was so fast. Maybe five minutes. Quick.’
Afterwards, Huth said Cosby walked out the room before she ultimately followed him to the grotto area of the mansion, where both took a photo which was shown in court. As Huth looked at the photo, she said felt ‘mad, duped and foolish.’ ‘I felt let down. I was hurt,’ she said.
The photo, which has been shown to jurors several times, has Cosby wearing a red beanie and smiling next to the teenage Huth.
During cross examination, Cosby’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean accused Huth of being a liar several times for delivering two versions of her story.
The initial lawsuit filed in 2014 alleged that the incident took place in late 1973 or 1974, when Huth was 15 and Samuelson 16.
A few weeks before the trial began, Huth and her attorneys said that further investigation of the evidence allowed them to determine that it actually happened in the spring of 1975, when Huth was 16 and Samuelson 17.
Bonjean accused Huth of comparing stories with Samuelson before she spoke with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2016. Huth refuted Bonjean’s claim.
‘You lied about the date, the year this happened and your age,’ Bonjean said.
Huth said she wanted to leave the mansion. However, she said she elected to stay because there was no other transportation out of Samuelson, who drove and wasn’t ready to leave.
Huth told the court that Cosby tried to put his hand down her tight pants, exposed himself, and then forced Huth to touch him sexually on a bed in a ‘blue room,’ which she says was adjacent to the game room. Cosby is pictured outside his home in June last year when Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction
During cross examination, Cosby’s attorney Jennifer Bonjean (pictured right, and left, Andrew Wyatt, spokesman for Bill Cosby) accused Huth of being a liar several times for delivering two versions of her story
Huth said the alleged incident with Cosby was still on her mind. But since Cosby left for an event and both stayed, they changed into their swimsuits and took a swim before playing backgammon with a couple women. She says one of the women wearing a purple robe was accompanied by actor Peter Lawford.
Bonjean said that’s when Huth lied about her age to the women, telling them she was 19.
‘You misrepresented your age,’ Cosby’s attorney said. Bonjean said Huth is now telling her side of the story because of monetary reasons.
But Huth refuted that theory, saying she didn’t tell anyone – including her father – about the alleged sexual abuse for years until she saw other women step forward with their story and her son’s 15th birthday, which she says ‘triggered’ her.
‘I went back to being irritable,’ she said. ‘I went back to blaming myself. I became a loner.’
Judy and friend Donna Samuelson, then 17, said they first met the comedian when they spotted him shooting a movie at a park.
Judy and friend Donna Samuelson, then 17, said they first met the comedian when they spotted him shooting a movie at a park. Judy Huth is illustrated in court
Judy Huth, then 16, and friend, Donna Samuelson, then 17, walked closer to the filming of ‘Let’s Do It Again’, when Cosby approached the girls and ‘bantered’ with them before inviting pair to meet him the following Saturday at a tennis club.
She and Samuelson said they were ‘excited’.
‘We were kids. It was a celebrity. It was out of the norm, that’s for sure,’ she said.
Huth, now 62, has filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby for unspecified damages, claiming he tried to put his hand down her pants, exposed himself, and forced her to touch him sexually while in a bedroom inside the Playboy Mansion.
Her testimony began after Cosby’s defense team employed the ‘Donkey Kong defense’ in response to Samuelson’s claim of playing the game at the mansion in 1975 – six years before its release.
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