Attorneys for Invoice Cosby are looking for a retrial after a Los Angeles jury present in favor of Judy Huth, who accused the shamed comic of sexually abusing her in 1975.
In Santa Monica Superior Courtroom final Wednesday, Cosby’s authorized staff requested Choose Craig Karlan to put aside the judgment from July 12 in favor of the 64-year-old Huth. The jury reached the decision on June 21, awarding the now 64-year-old Huth $500,000.
Based on USA Right this moment, jurors on the civil trial discovered that Cosby sexually abused Huth, then 16, on the Playboy Mansion in 1975.
Through the course of the trial, Cosby’s attorneys rejected any and all wrongdoing as they pointed to inconsistencies in Huth’s story. In paperwork submitted to the court docket, Cosby’s authorized staff acknowledged that the grounds for the retrial are “irregularity within the proceedings of the court docket, jury, or hostile social gathering,” jury misconduct, extreme damages, and inadequate proof to justify the decision reached and errors in legislation.
Attorneys intend to file an alternate movement for judgment however the decision. The deadline for listening to each motions is September 13.
A jury discovered that Cosby deliberately precipitated dangerous sexual contact with Huth, that he fairly believed that she was underneath 18, and that the conduct he displayed was pushed by unnatural or irregular sexual curiosity in a minor.
The case was delayed in 2015 after the legendary entertainer was arrested after which jailed in Pennsylvania on sex-crime costs. Final summer time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Courtroom overturned Cosby’s intercourse assault conviction, citing a earlier settlement that prevented him from being charged within the first place.
The disgraced TV star went to a jail close to Philadelphia. In 2018, Cosby, now 84, was sentenced to serve three to 10 years in jail for sexually assaulting and drugging Andrea Constand at his dwelling in 2004.
Greater than 60 girls have accused the actor of sexual misconduct, the Related Press has reported.