Judge rejects Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case
A judge is allowing a woman's case against Bill Cosby that alleges he abused her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage to proceed.
The ruling Thursday by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan allows most of Judy Huth's lawsuit against Cosby to proceed but dismisses an infliction of emotional distress claim. Cosby's lawyers had challenged the case on various procedural grounds, including that Huth had waited too long to sue the comedian.
Huth sued Cosby in December 2014, alleging he forced her to perform a sex act on him at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old.
Huth's attorney, Gloria Allred, says she is pleased the case is moving forward.
An email sent to Cosby's spokeswoman Monique Pressley was not immediately returned.