Bill Cosby Will Likely Give a New Deposition in a Sexual Battery Case


On Wednesday, Bill Cosby lost his most recent attempt to keep himself out of court and away from answering questions under oath in yet another sexual battery case.

A woman named Judy Huth, represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, alleged that Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15. She is suing him for sexual battery. According to NBC News, Cosby’s lawyers filed a petition to review earlier rulings in the suit due to “procedural errors” as a last ditch effort to keep their client away from a tape recorder. It didn’t work.

On Thursday, Allred emailed Jezebel a statement as well as the legal documents from the California Supreme Court.

We had previously scheduled Mr. Cosby’s deposition for June 26, 2015 in this case, but we were unable to take it, because Mr. Cosby filed his petition with the Supreme Court. Now that the petition has been denied, we plan to notice his deposition and we will seek to take it as soon as possible within the next 30 days.
We are looking forward to Mr. Cosby answering questions under oath at his deposition and we will continue to seek justice for our courageous client, Judy Huth.

Elsewhere, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Cosby’s recent biography by Mark Whitaker, the author whose omission of the entertainer’s sexual assault allegations sparked a journalistic ethics firestorm, will not see a paperback release nor an amended version with his alleged crimes as a footnote. Future printings of the hardcover edition as well as the ebook version will not be amended either.

Recently, David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld asked that Cosby’s publisher Simon and Schuster remove their positive comments about Cosby from their advertising push.

At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, supporters are upset that Cosby’s donated collection is still on display, even though the organization removed an homage to the comedian last week. According to ABC News, many are threatening to withdraw financial support for the museum.

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