Cosby in video testimony denies intercourse abuse of youngster in Seventies

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In video testimony performed for jurors Wednesday at a civil trial, Invoice Cosby denies sexually abusing a teenage lady on the Playboy Mansion within the mid-Seventies.

Requested by an lawyer for Judy Huth, who’s suing Cosby, whether or not he had tried to place his hand down Huth’s pants, Cosby rapidly and clearly solutions “no.” Requested if he uncovered himself and compelled her to the touch him sexually, Cosby solutions “no” in the identical manner.

Requested whether or not it was potential that these items occurred however Cosby didn’t keep in mind them, Cosby answered “no.”

“Why would that not be possible?” Huth’s lawyer Nathan Goldberg asks.

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“Because,” Cosby replies, “the fact that this young lady is saying that she told me she was 15.”

In one other clip, Goldberg asks Cosby if he would knowingly have relationships with women who have been below 18 within the mid-Seventies. Cosby solutions “no.” However he additionally says “no” when requested whether or not he would ensure that these he sought sexual relationships with have been 18.

On the time the video deposition was taken, on Oct. 9, 2015, Huth maintained that the molestation had taken place in 1973 or 1974, when she was 15, however shortly earlier than trial stated an examination of the proof confirmed it was in 1975, when she was 16.

Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pennsylvania, on Sept. 25, 2018.

Invoice Cosby arrives for a sentencing listening to following his sexual assault conviction on the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pennsylvania, on Sept. 25, 2018.
(AP Picture/Matt Rourke, File)

The 12 minutes of clips, performed for the jury on the finish of the sixth day of the trial in Los Angeles County, characterize the primary time Cosby’s voice was heard throughout the proceedings. He’s sporting a grey sport coat with a gown shirt and tie and sitting at a desk.

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The 85-year-old actor and comic is just not attending the trial as a result of glaucoma that has left him blind, his representatives stated. A decide additionally dominated that he might invoke his Fifth Modification privilege and decline to testify or to offer a second deposition within the case that the plaintiff had sought.

Cosby says within the video that he didn’t keep in mind assembly Huth or her good friend Donna Samuelson, who every testified earlier within the trial that they met him on a movie set, then days later met up with him at a tennis membership, briefly visited a home he was staying at, after which went with him to the mansion.

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Requested whether or not being proven footage of himself with Huth on the mansion would change his solutions about whether or not he knew them, Cosby replies that it might imply little.

“What is the word ‘know,’ that I ‘know’ somebody?” Cosby says in one among his few lengthy replies within the video. “Or that I met someone? Or that, while at Disneyland I met a hundred people and took pictures with them? Or that, while I’m at the airport I’m sitting, waiting to catch a plane and people come up and sit next to me, sit on me, put your arm around me, say hello and take a picture that later might show up somewhere somehow and that I know this person? No, sir.”

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Cosby provides, “It doesn’t mean that they were with me, or that I was even with them.”

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Two footage that Samuelson took of Cosby with Huth on the mansion have been proven a number of instances throughout the trial. Cosby’s lawyer Jennifer Bonjean has acknowledged that he took the women there, however each Bonjean and Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt have repeatedly denied that any sexual interplay passed off.

Huth’s attorneys rested their case after taking part in the video. Cosby’s attorneys will start calling their very own witnesses Thursday.

Huth, now 64, was on the stand earlier Wednesday after testifying for a lot of Tuesday.

Whereas cross-examining her, Bonjean challenged Huth over the timing of her struggles with melancholy, suggesting they have been clearly not spurred by any abuse from Cosby.

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Huth filed the lawsuit in 2014, saying that her son turning 15 that very same 12 months introduced again painful recollections of her sexual assault, and introduced on subsequent melancholy.

Bonjean confirmed Huth medical information from 2011, 2012 and 2013 by which her physician assessed her with main melancholy and prescribed her anti-depressants.

“We can agree that you suffered from major depression before your son turned 15?” Bonjean requested Huth, who was on the witness stand in a Los Angeles County courthouse for a second day within the civil trial.

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“I don’t know that I did,” Huth stated.

Judy Huth appears at a news conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station on Dec. 5, 2014.

Judy Huth seems at a information convention outdoors the Los Angeles Police Division’s Wilshire Division station on Dec. 5, 2014.
(AP Picture/Anthony McCartney, File)

“So medical records showing that would be inaccurate?” Bonjean requested.

Huth repeatedly answered that and comparable questions by saying she didn’t keep in mind coping with melancholy or taking drugs for it throughout these years, however acknowledged that the paperwork in entrance of her stated she had.

Bonjean additionally pointed to totally different potential causes for Huth’s melancholy.

“You had a long history of trauma in your life that had nothing to do with Mr. Cosby, right?” Bonjean requested.

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“Nothing as bad as that, that’s for sure,” Huth answered.

Huth’s lawsuit says she suffered psychological harm from Cosby’s abuse from 2014, when she started having nervousness over it and flashbacks to it, till 2018, when he was despatched to jail within the Pennsylvania prison case.

Goldberg, her lawyer, requested her Wednesday, “Did you know when you were 16 that what Mr. Cosby did caused you psychological injury?”

“No,” Huth answered. “I was just a kid.”

The trial represents one of many final remaining authorized claims towards the 85-year-old Cosby after his prison conviction was thrown out by an appeals court docket and he was free of jail final 12 months. His insurer settled many different lawsuits towards his will.

The Related Press doesn’t usually title individuals who say they’ve been sexually abused, except they arrive ahead publicly, as Huth has.

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