CNN reports that the California Supreme Court has made it possible for Judith Huth’s suit against Cosby to move into litigation — a “huge, huge victory,” according to Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred, who’s planning a deposition for Cosby sometime in the next 30 days.
The court rejected a petition filed by Cosby’s lawyers, asking them review the case for “procedural errors” (this is all after the DA’s office decided not to bring criminal charges due to the case supposedly being past the statute of limitations, and after Cosby had then sued Huth for extortion). Allred said of the huge step:
We are looking forward to Mr. Cosby answering questions under oath at his deposition and we will continue to seek justice for our courageous client, Judy Huth.
Huth is one of the chilling bounty of women who’ve accused Cosby of sexual assault, and her case dates back to 1979, when she was 15.
The suit describes Huth having met Cosby while she was with a friend in Lacy Park in San Marino, CA. Cosby allegedly asked Huth and her friend to join him at his tennis club, where she was “required to consume a beer every time Cosby won a game of billiards.” Despite having supposedly been candid about their ages, the suit claims that Cosby took them to the Playboy Mansion. It was there that the actual assault seemingly took place.