Invoice Cosby civil trial: Finest pal of Cosby accuser Judy Huth says teenage lady left ‘crying’ after alleged assault
A girl suing Invoice Cosby over allegations he sexually abused her as a teen was distraught and in tears afterwards, her greatest pal has testified.
Judy Huth, now 62, alleges Cosby sexually abused her on the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 after assembly her and her greatest pal at a Los Angeles park.
Ms Huth sued him in 2014 and is in search of unspecified damages for sexual battery and emotional misery in a civil trial in California.
The actor, 84, denies the allegations.
Donna Samuelson, who was Ms Huth’s greatest pal and 17 on the time, instructed the court docket she noticed her crying and in deep misery minutes after the alleged incident.
Ms Samuelson, now 64, stated: “She stated ‘I wish to go, I wanna go away,’ she was crying.”
She stated she initially felt indignant as a result of she had been wanting ahead to spending the remainder of the afternoon and night on the mansion, however then Ms Huth defined herself.
“She stated Invoice Cosby had tried to have intercourse along with her,” Ms Samuelson, the primary witness to seem at Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, stated.
Ms Huth stated the alleged incident occurred in a bed room off a sport room the place the three have been taking part in pool and arcade video games.
Cosby had tried to place his hand down her trousers, then uncovered himself and compelled Ms Huth to the touch him sexually, Ms Samuelson instructed the court docket.
She stated she had been distracted taking part in a sport and was oblivious to what had occurred.
‘I assumed it will calm her right down to go swimming’
Ms Samuelson took two images of Cosby and Ms Huth collectively that day.
The pictures are central to the trial and have been proven to the jury a number of instances on the opening day.
A clearly recognisable Cosby has a beard and pink beanie.
A lawyer for Cosby described the allegations as “an entire and utter fabrication” and stated the photographs are the one cause the case exists.
In her opening assertion shortly earlier than Ms Samuelson appeared, lawyer Jennifer Bonjean stated: “That is a couple of plan hatched by Judy Huth and her estranged pal Donna Samuelson primarily based on some images.
“You’ll study Judy Huth has been attempting to money in on these images for many years.”
The case is without doubt one of the final remaining authorized claims in opposition to Cosby after his prison conviction for sexual assault was overturned last year and he was launched from jail.
He had been jailed in 2018 for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, an worker at his alma mater Temple College, in his dwelling 14 years earlier.
He isn’t attending the civil trial and won’t testify, however elements of a video deposition he gave shortly after the 2014 lawsuit was filed will probably be performed.
Ms Samuelson testified that Cosby had met the 2 ladies on a movie set at a park in Los Angeles a number of days earlier, and invited them to return to a membership the place he can be taking part in tennis.
He took them to the mansion as a shock and instructed them if anybody requested their ages to say they have been 18, although nobody did.
By the point Ms Huth instructed her story to Ms Samuelson, Cosby had left to attend an occasion with out the women, however had plans to return later.
Ms Samuelson stated she requested her pal if she needed to go to the police or inform anybody else, however Ms Huth emphatically answered no.
She satisfied Ms Huth to remain on the mansion.
She stated: “I assumed it will calm her right down to go swimming and stuff. I stated, ‘We’ll go away as quickly as he will get again.'”
The trial continues.