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you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 21, 2022 08:45PM
.....verdict....jury awarded Huth $500,000 in damages....no punitive....


Jury finds Bill Cosby liable in sexual battery case

.....A Los Angeles jury found embattled comedian Bill Cosby liable in a civil case brought by Judy Huth, a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her as a teenager in the 1970s.

The jury, comprised of eight women and four men, awarded Huth $500,000 in damages. No punitive compensation was awarded.

Huth first filed the case in 2014, claiming sexual battery and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The original filing stated that the incident happened in 1974 when Huth was 15 years old, but the timeline was later revised to 1975, when Huth was 16.

Through his lawyers, Cosby, 84, has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct.

In her complaint, Huth told of meeting Cosby at a park where he was filming a movie. After befriending Huth and a friend, Cosby allegedly invited them to join him at his tennis club. From there, Huth alleged, the comedian invited them to a house where he served the young women multiple alcoholic drinks and then took them to the Playboy Mansion.

Huth alleged that though Cosby knew her age and that of her friend, he directed the teens "that if any of the Playboy bunnies asked their age, they should say they were 19."

Huth further claimed that Cosby took her to a bedroom in the mansion where he sexually molested her.

CNN has reached out to Cosby's attorneys for comment on the verdict.

Huth was all smiles when she briefly spoke to reporters outside a Santa Monica courthouse.

"I was elated," she said of the verdict. "It has been so many years, so many tears."

This case "proves that you can run but you can't hide," said Nathan Goldberg, an attorney for Huth.

Cosby's spokesman and attorney were loudly jeered by onlookers as they gave statements to the media.

"What happened today wasn't a victory, because they didn't get the punitive damages," said Cosby's spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, insisting that Cosby is happy with the verdict.

Cosby was not present for the trial or the verdict, and his team plans to file an appeal.

Since 2005, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. After being convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand in Philadelphia, Cosby served just under three years in a Pennsylvania state prison before his conviction was overturned on appeal. He was released from prison in September 2021.

This is the first civil case by any Cosby accuser to make it to trial.



liable..........now what........?!



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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: bfd
Date: June 21, 2022 10:55PM
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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 22, 2022 06:47AM
“Embattled”…. “Sexual Predator and Felon…” is better.
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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: June 22, 2022 06:48AM
Lesser standard in civil trial, "preponderance of the evidence," not "beyond a reasonable doubt."



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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 22, 2022 06:54AM
Cosby won't pay it...I'm sure he moved his assets to some sort of protective trust years ago.

Insurance might pay it.
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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: June 22, 2022 09:35AM
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Bill in NC
Cosby won't pay it...I'm sure he moved his assets to some sort of protective trust years ago.

Insurance might pay it.

He should start a PAC.



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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 22, 2022 04:05PM
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Tiangou
Lesser standard in civil trial, "preponderance of the evidence," not "beyond a reasonable doubt."

I think it's more likely than not in laypersons language.

And when assigning blame in a death, they can assign a percentage. Our local nat gas company was found to be 1% responsible in a wrongful death suit about a decade ago.



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The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: June 22, 2022 05:49PM
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Racer X
And when assigning blame in a death, they can assign a percentage. Our local nat gas company was found to be 1% responsible in a wrongful death suit about a decade ago.

Split or comparative fault/liability.

Rules differ from state to state.

Some state courts will hold a party fully liable if they're even 1% responsible for an injury. Some split damages along the percent found liable by a jury.

Some won't award damages if the plaintiff is found even 1% liable for his/her own injury.

This realm of the law screams for a uniform code.



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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 22, 2022 07:04PM
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Tiangou
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Racer X
And when assigning blame in a death, they can assign a percentage. Our local nat gas company was found to be 1% responsible in a wrongful death suit about a decade ago.

Split or comparative fault/liability.

Rules differ from state to state.

Some state courts will hold a party fully liable if they're even 1% responsible for an injury. Some split damages along the percent found liable by a jury.

Some won't award damages if the plaintiff is found even 1% liable for his/her own injury.

This realm of the law screams for a uniform code.

Especially in that PSE case where the dead homeowner was 99% at fault.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: June 23, 2022 06:52AM
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Tiangou
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Racer X
And when assigning blame in a death, they can assign a percentage. Our local nat gas company was found to be 1% responsible in a wrongful death suit about a decade ago.

Split or comparative fault/liability.

Rules differ from state to state.

Some state courts will hold a party fully liable if they're even 1% responsible for an injury. Some split damages along the percent found liable by a jury.

Some won't award damages if the plaintiff is found even 1% liable for his/her own injury.

This realm of the law screams for a uniform code.

Forget that, I love living in a pure contributory negligence state...keeps insurance rates low.
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Re: you did it?!....Cosby found liable in sexual battery case brought by Huth.....
Posted by: testcase
Date: June 24, 2022 12:50AM
I guess the "Statute of Limitations" does NOT apply in Civil Cases.


Suing 40+ years after the fact is just plain wrong.
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