May 28, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

LAPD Detectives Meet With Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Accuser:

Los Angeles Police Department detectives met Friday with a woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by embattled comedian and actor Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15.

Judy Huth, who filed a lawsuit against Cosby on Tuesday, met detectives at the LAPD’s downtown headquarters to request an investigation of Cosby, attorney Gloria Allred said.

Allred and her law firm were not involved in the filing of the civil suit.

No additional information about the meeting was available, said Officer Jane Kim of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

Police Chief Charlie Beck said on Thursday that the department will investigate any sexual assault allegations made against the 77-year-old entertainer.

“We don’t turn people away because things are out of statute,” Beck said. “You come to us, especially with a sexual allegation, we will work with you.”

Allred said Huth met with the detectives “because she believes that it is important that Bill Cosby be investigated and Chief Beck has clearly indicated that regardless of when the alleged offense occurred, if it happened within the city of Los Angeles, he will investigate the claim.”

In other words, we are here to accept Chief Beck’s invitation ….,” she said.

In her lawsuit, Huth contends she and a friend met Cosby in 1974 when they walked to the set of a film being shot in San Marino. She and her friend, who was 16 at the time, spoke to the actor and he invited them to his tennis club the following Saturday, according to the lawsuit.

When the girls went to the club, Cosby directed them to follow him to a house, where he gave them alcohol and they played billiards. He then led them to another house, which turned out to be the Playboy Mansion, according to the lawsuit.

At some point Huth told Cosby she needed to use the bathroom, according to the suit.

“Cosby directed her to a bathroom within a bedroom suite near the game room,” the lawsuit states. “When plaintiff emerged from the bathroom, she found Cosby sitting on the bed. He asked her to sit beside him. He then 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.”

Huth contends she has suffered “psychological damage and mental anguish” throughout her life, but only recently discovered the problems were “caused by the sexual abuse perpetrated by Cosby.”

The lawsuit alleges sexual battery, intention infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The complaint seeks unspecified damages.

In recent weeks, at least 20 women have accused Cosby of sexually abusing them. Many also claim they were drugged or plied with alcohol.

Cosby attorney Martin Singer has denied all wrongdoing by his client.

Allred called on others who believe they have been victimized “to go to the LAPD and ask them to investigate…,” but she declined to comment on Huth’s lawsuit because it was filed by another attorney.

“We understand that Mr. Cosby, in his defense to that lawsuit, has raised some issues and arguments,” she said.

Indeed, attorneys for Cosby filed a motion Wednesday calling for dismissal of Huth’s lawsuit, saying the complain amounts to “extortion.”

They state in their court papers that Huth tried and failed a decade ago to get money from a tabloid by telling the same story that is now the subject of her lawsuit.

In addition to seeking dismissal of the lawsuit, Cosby’s lawyers also want their client to be reimbursed for about $30,000 in legal fees and costs.

On Wednesday, Allred held a news conference with three accusers — two of them speaking about it publicly for the first time — and called on Cosby to establish a $100 million fund and go to an arbitrator to sort out civil damages, or to waive the statute of limitations so both he and his accusers could have their day in court.

In a related story, a vandal overnight scrawled “rapist” on Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Photos of the defaced star circulating on social media showed the word written three times in black ink on the sidewalk marker.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an institution celebrating the positive contributions of the inductees,” the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said in a statement. “When people are unhappy with one of our honorees, we would hope that they would project their anger in more positive ways than to vandalize a California state landmark.”

The markings were removed from the Cosby star.

in News
Related Posts

Seller of Bel Air Mansion Furious After Property Flops at Auction

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

Mansion on Sarbonne Road in Bel Air fails to meet $50 million reserve price By Sam Catanzaro The seller of...

Environmental Review Begins for West Los Angeles Civic Center Redevelopment

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

The West LA Commons set to bring 926 units of housing and 36,569 square feet of retail to Santa Monica...

Is Santa Monica’s Most Expensive Property Still a Bargain?

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

22,640 square-foot property on market for $69 million By Dolores Quintana The most expensive property in Santa Monica has been...

Must-Watch ‘Disruptive’ Appliance Experience Store Opens in West Los Angeles, Hosts Grand Opening in June

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

Howard’s West Los Angeles Experience Center opening at 900 La Brea Boulevard  By Susan Payne West Los Angeles is home...

Marina Del Rey Family Searches for Missing 29-Year-Old Son With Autism

May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022

J​​eremy Hansbrough missigns cine May 16 By Sam Catanzaro A Marina del Rey family is searching for their 29-year-old son...

Santa Monica Pier to Feature High-Flying Waving American Flag on  Ferris Wheel During Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel will feature a high-flying 130-feet tall, animated waving American flag throughout...

Message From Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Community Members, Sadly, we have learned of another horrific school shooting, this time in the...

Three Juveniles in Hosptial Following Overdose in Santa Monica

May 26, 2022

May 26, 2022

Two females in critical but stable condition, third victim “alert and recovering” By Sam Catanzaro Three juveniles suffered an overdose...

John Adams Middle School Student Selected to Perform at Carnegie Hall

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

JAMS Student Grayson Fitzgerald named junior finalist for the 2022 middle school honors performance series at Carnegie Hall By Staff...

SMC Student Film “The War Within” Accepted into 2022 American Pavilion at Cannes

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Three Santa Monica College Films Will Screen at In-Person Festival, including 2021 Best Student Film Winner “Broken Layers” and 2020’s...

Santa Monica City Council Looks to Shorten Meetings

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Council to consider changes at Tuesday meeting By Dolores Quintana Santa Monica lawmakers are considering taking steps to shorten City...

Landmark Theater Official Closes on Pico

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022

Pico Boulevard location closes Sunday By Sam Catanzaro The Landmark Theater on Pico Boulevard in Westwood has officially closed.  The...

Road Closures Expected During Demolition Of Parking Structure Three: Santa Monica Beat – May 23rd, 2022

May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* Free Donuts At Randy’s Donuts For National Doughnut Day* Road Closures Expected...

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...