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Invoice Cosby faces intercourse abuse allegations — once more — as civil trial opens – Nationwide

Invoice Cosby faces intercourse abuse allegations — once more — as civil trial opens – Nationwide

Invoice Cosby will once more be going through intercourse abuse allegations Wednesday as attorneys give opening statements in a civil trial that’s one of many final remaining authorized claims towards the comic.

Legal professionals for 64-year-old Judy Huth will define the proof they plan to current that Cosby compelled her to carry out a intercourse act on the Playboy Mansion in 1975 when she was 16 years outdated.

The case will hinge on the testimony of Huth, bolstered by pictures and different archival reveals to position the incident in time.

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Cosby’s attorneys, who say no sexual abuse occurred, are prone to emphasize that the burden of proving the almost 50-year-old case lies solely with the plaintiffs.

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They’ve acknowledged that Cosby took Huth to the Playboy Mansion, as a photograph from the go to reveals, however say they consider she was not a minor when it occurred.

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The trial is among the final instances Cosby, 85, faces after a Pennsylvania appeals court docket threw out his legal sexual assault conviction and freed him from jail 11 months in the past.

A number of different lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct have been settled by his insurer towards his will.

Cosby won’t testify after the choose dominated that he might assert his Fifth Modification privilege towards self-incrimination. And he has no plans to go away his Pennsylvania house to attend the trial, which is going down at a small courthouse in Santa Monica.

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Cosby’s representatives say glaucoma has left him blind and made journey too troublesome.

© 2022 The Canadian Press

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