The rape accusations against Bill Cosby have dominated the headlines, with a videotaped press conference on Wednesday led by Gloria Allred featuring the harrowing accounts of a woman revealed only as “Chelan” claiming Cosby raped her when she was a 17-year-old high school student.
On December 4, Bill Cosby officially responded to the lawsuit brought by Judy Huth, a woman whose legal documents posted on the Los Angeles Times website show her statements regarding her experience with Cosby in 1974, when Huth was 15 years old, and Bill Cosby was approximately 37 years old.
“Cosby asked the girls how old they were … and they told him that plaintiff was 15 and her friend was 16. After the girls had been served multiple alcoholic beverages, Cosby told them that he had a surprise … and led them to … the Playboy Mansion.”
Huth’s legal documents go on to describe what the filing calls a traumatic incident for the young girl.
“When plaintiff emerged from the bathroom, she found Cosby sitting on the bed. He asked her to sit beside him. He then 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. The acts of Cosby described herein constituted ‘childhood sexual abuse’ pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is willing to investigate the charges of sexual crimes being brought against Bill Cosby.
“We address these things seriously, and it’s not just because it’s [Bill] Cosby.”
Meanwhile, the L.A. Times has also posted the Bill Cosby response to the Huth lawsuit in a set of legal documents that states the case is scheduled to be heard on November 3, 2015. In the document’s response by Cosby lawyer Martin D. Singer, the defendant William Henry Cosby, Jr. — aka Bill Cosby — focuses on statute of limitation laws, even though Chief Beck stated his department is prepared to investigate rape accusations beyond the statute of limitations time period.
Meanwhile, former model Tony Hogue described to the New York Daily News his recollections of rescuing an unnamed female friend from an alleged horrible night with Bill Cosby in 1984, the same month The Cosby Show premiered, after Hogue said the woman appeared drugged after he banged on door of the Manhattan brownstone belonging to Cosby and found her upstairs.
[Image credit: Bill Cosby publicity photo]