Police Investigating Claims Made by Woman Who Is Suing Bill Cosby
Judy Huth alleges she was assaulted by the comedian when she was 15
The Los Angeles Police Department is now investigating claims made by Judy Huth, who is suing Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her when she was 15.
Huth, together with attorney Gloria Allred, met with police Friday after LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced that his detectives would investigate any complaints against Cosby, even ones that extend beyond the statute of limitations for prosecution.
“We are here to accept Chief Beck’s invitation to any and all persons to come forward if they believe that they have evidence that they were victims of a crime that occurred in the City of Los Angeles,” said Allred, in comments released later to the media.
A spokesman for the LAPD would only say that detectives were meeting with a possible victim of sexual assault but would not confirm it was Huth.
On Tuesday, Huth filed a complaint in U.S. Superior Court in L.A. alleging sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress for an incident that allegedly occurred around 1974. According to the complaint, Cosby allegedly gave Huth alcohol before he invited her and a friend to the Playboy Mansion, where he proceeded to “sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent.”
Cosby’s lawyer, Martin Singer, responded by filing a response saying Huth’s claims were false and that her lawyer attempted to extort Cosby for $250,000 before filing the suit.
Allred said she wouldn’t comment on the civil lawsuit since it was filed by another attorney. But she did express how she hopes Huth will not be the only alleged victim to step forward.
“We also urge others to go to the LAPD and ask them to investigate if they believe that they have been victimized regardless of when the incident occurred,” she said.
• With reporting by CHRISTINE PELISEK