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Bill Cosby Will Face Deposition In Sexual Assault Suit In October

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Bill Cosby now has an October deposition date regarding the alleged sexual assault of a minor at a party in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion. Bill Cosby had previously tried to get Judy Huth's claim against him dismissed, but failed. Now, Judge Craig D. Karlan has scheduled Cosby's deposition for October 9 and Huth's on October 15, according to a release from attorney Gloria Allred. Allred is representing Huth and several of the woman who have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

"We are pleased that we will now be able to move ahead without further delay on Ms. Huth’s case and we look forward to taking Mr. Cosby’s deposition on October 9," Allred, who is representing several of Cosby's accusers, said in the release.

Cosby tried to get Huth's suit dismissed, claiming that her lawyers made procedural errors at the time of the filing. Cosby's lawyers filed a petition in June to have Huth's suit reviewed. The California Supreme Court denied the petition last month. Cosby was previously scheduled to appear for a deposition on June 26, but that was postponed when the petition was filed.

Judy Huth is suing Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assault her when she was attending a party at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. Huth, who was 15 years old at the time, said she met Cosby while he was filming in San Marino. She said Cosby invited her and her friend, who was 16, to his tennis club the following Saturday. When the teens arrived, Huth said Cosby gave them beer and then took them to a party at the Playboy Mansion, advising both of them to say they were 19. The suit states that while at the Mansion, Cosby took Huth into a room and had her sit next to him on a bed, then put his hands down her pants and used her hand to touch himself. Huth is seeking unspecified damages.

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The statute of limitations does not apply in Huth's case, because according to California law, children who are victims of assault can still take legal action if they realize later in life how the assault negatively impacted them.