SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- (AP) -- The Latest on a California lawsuit claiming Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a teenage girl more than 40 years ago (all times local):
A California court has tentatively set a July 30, 2018, date for trial of a lawsuit that accuses Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion more than 40 years ago.
The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge set the distant date because Pennsylvania prosecutors are expected to retry a criminal case against Cosby following a jury deadlock less than two weeks ago.
In the California case, Judy Huth accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom at the mansion around 1974, when she was 15.
The Pennsylvania case alleges Cosby drugged and molested a Temple University worker.
Cosby’s legal team declared victory after the mistrial.
Judy Huth accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom at the mansion around 1974, when she was 15.
In the wake of the criminal trial, Cosby is planning town hall meetings in an attempt to restore his legacy.
Cosby, 79, is fighting lawsuits by 10 women on both coasts. Three have filed sexual battery or defamation cases in California, and seven have sued for defamation in Massachusetts, where Cosby has a home. He has denied any wrongdoing.
A second deposition by Cosby was put on hold pending the criminal case. His first deposition in the Huth case is sealed.
A spokesman for Cosby didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.