Jurors found that Cosby intentionally caused harmful sexual contact with then 16-year-old, Judy Huth, that he reasonably believed she was under 18, and that his conduct was driven by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in a minor.
Cosby’s defeat comes nearly a year after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction for sexual assault was thrown out and he was freed from prison. Judy Huth’s lawsuit was one of the last remaining legal claims against him after his insurer settled many others against his will. The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in favor of Huth and awarded her $500,000.
Cosby did not attend the trial or testify in person, but short clips from 2015 video deposition were played for jurors, in which he denied any sexual contact with Huth. He continues to deny the allegation through his attorney and publicist.