Disgraced comic have to be $500,000 to sufferer after being discovered responsible in a civil case in June
A choose has rejected Invoice Cosby’s bid for a retrial after the disgraced comic was discovered responsible in June of sexually assaulting a minor in 1975.
Cosby was ordered to pay the sufferer — Judy Huth, who was 16 on the time of the sexual assault that occurred on the Playboy Mansion — $500,000 in damages after a jury discovered him responsible throughout a civil trial.
Earlier this week, Cosby’s attorneys argued that he needs to be awarded a brand new trial after Huth revised the small print of her case: Huth initially stated the assault occurred when in 1974 when she was 15 however modified it to 1975 and 16 years previous earlier than the trial; Cosby’s authorized workforce argued that the change within the timeline made it tougher for them to defend their shopper, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.
Nonetheless, on Tuesday, Decide Craig D. Karlan rejected Cosby’s arguments and stood by the jury’s verdict.
“(Cosby) has failed to determine he acquired an unfair trial or that inadequate proof existed to determine his legal responsibility for plaintiff’s hurt,” Karlan wrote in his ruling.
Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt stated in a press release that Cosby would attraction the choose’s ruling (by way of Selection).
“We’ve got at all times stood the bottom by saying, ‘this was a trial by assassination towards Mr. Cosby,’” Wyatt stated in a press release. “The after glow for Mr. Cosby is that he maintains his innocence and vehemently denies all alleged allegations waged towards him.”
Huth’s lawsuit was the primary intercourse abuse civil trial towards Cosby to achieve a jury. Cosby — whose prison conviction within the Andrea Constand case was overturned in Sept. 2021 — didn’t attend the trial. He nonetheless faces a lawsuit by actress and visible artist Lili Bernard in federal court docket in New Jersey.