Probe launched into Cosby sex assault claim
Police in Los Angeles have opened an investigation into a woman’s claims that Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old.
Judy Huth, one of several women to have recently made allegations against the actor, met with detectives yesterday.
She filed a civil lawsuit against him earlier in the week.
Cosby is counter-suing the 55-year-old, saying she attempted to extort money from him, and has described her claims as “absolutely false”.
In her legal action, Huth claims Cosby gave her alcohol and forced her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974.
She is seeking unspecified damages for “psychological damage and mental anguish”, which have only recently been linked to the incident.
Cosby’s court filing seeks legal fees of $33,000.
It says a psychologist has not supplied relevant certification about the effects on Huth and says she tried to sell her story to a newspaper 10 years ago. (BBC)