“A 55-year-old woman sued comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming sexual battery and infliction of emotional distress for allegedly molesting her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old,” NBC News reports.
“According to the complaint, Judy Huth and a friend, who was 16 at the time, met Cosby at an outdoor film set at Lacy Park in Riverside County in 1974 and accepted an invitation to socialize with him at a tennis club the following week. When they got together, the lawsuit alleges, they played billiards and Cosby served them alcoholic beverages.”
According to the account in The Hollywood Reporter, what happened next, the lawsuit claims, is that “Huth had to drink a beer whenever Cosby won a game. After the girls had consumed ‘multiple alcoholic beverages,’ the suit alleges Cosby led the girls to the Playboy Mansion, where Huth found Cosby waiting for her on a bed after she went to the bathroom. Cosby reportedly asked Huth to sit beside him and ‘proceeded to sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent.’
“Because of Huth’s ‘age and innocence’ at the time, the suit requests … punitive and exemplary damages.”
THR also reports: “The suit suggests the statute of limitations normally applied to assault claims should be waived for Huth, since she discovered ‘her psychological injuries and illnesses were caused by the sexual abuse perpetrated by Cosby’ only within the past three years.”
The media accounts say that no one from Cosby’s camp has yet to respond to the lawsuit.