Bill Cosby Forced to Testify on Sexual Assault

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Bill Cosby could face new deposition after losing California court ruling.

Cosby’s lawyers had attempted to overturn the decision to let the case proceed, but this request was not accepted by California’s Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Bill Cosby could face a new deposition in a lawsuit by a woman who claims the actor molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15 years old. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable in “The Cosby Show”) reportedly testified about the out-of-town and “financially not doing well” woman he wanted from a New York modeling agency during the peak of the show’s popularity. Cosby’s legal team unsuccessfully attempted to convince California’s top judicial authority to halt the proceedings, claiming that Huth lacked required documentation from a mental health professional, and that she was acting after attempting to extort money from Cosby to buy her silence.

The California Supreme Court without comment Wednesday rejected Cosby’s petition to review earlier rulings in the suit filed by Judy Huth, which Cosby’s lawyers argued were based on procedural errors. In total, over 40 women have come forward in the last year alone, all of whom say they were sexually assaulted by Cosby in incidents that span decades. We’re going to talk about amphetamines, cocaine, depressants, barbiturates, opiates, alcohol, tobacco, hallucinogens.” That was the introduction to Cosby’s 1971 album “Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs,” which won him a Grammy for Best Recording for Children the next year.

With that out of the way, Huth’s attorney, Gloria Allred, said Wednesday that she would seek to question Cosby “as soon as possible within the next 30 days.” The alleged irregularities occurred when Huth’s previous attorney filed the suit, Allred said, after which “Ms. Due to the statute of limitations, which places limits on the time allowed between an incident and the date court action can be taken, many of those who claim Cosby assaulted them will never be able to make claims against him. She was 17 at the time of their introduction in 1988 and later became Jane Doe No. 2 in Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand’s sexual assault lawsuit against Cosby in 2005.

Thompson went public with her name and story in March, claiming Cosby slipped something into her wine and placed her hand on his genitals during a visit to his New York brownstone. Cosby and his legal team are yet to react to the decision, although the disgraced comedian has consistently denied the allegations made against him, and has never been criminally charged. Over the past year, numerous women have accused Cosby of sexual assault in cases that date back to the mid-1960s — the era when Cosby was gaining fame for his family-friendly fun.

The suspected gangster behind the “senseless murder” of a 7-year-old watching July 4th fireworks on a Chicago street was arrested Wednesday more than 400 miles away in Wisconsin. Cosby’s case hit a new wave of controversy this month when the Associated Press and then the New York Times obtained court documents in which Cosby admitted to keeping Quaaludes on hand with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, though he said it wasn’t without their knowledge. Rasheed Martin, 20, was taken into custody by local police and sheriff’s deputies without incident at an apartment complex in Superior, Wis., after a murder warrant was issued Friday, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said. Since then, Cosby’s drug PSAs have resurfaced online. “Do you think it’s fun to have to take a pill or to sniff something or to snort something or to shoot something in your arm to make yourself feel as a lot of people think ‘better?’” Cosby asked at the beginning of his 1971 album. “Okay, now let’s talk about pills,” a young Cosby said, presumably talking to children with some groovy 1970s tune playing in the background. “People take pills to get high.

Martin has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Amari Brown, who was in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood when Martin allegedly struck the child in a gang-related drive-by shooting. “Baby Amari was not a gang leader,” Rev. Ira Acree told NBC Chicago at the boy’s funeral on Sunday. “So we must do all we can to get the killer off the streets.” Antonio Brown, who police said had a rap sheet that included 45 arrests, raced his son to the hospital, clutching him in the back seat of a car.

This is exactly what the men and women of Chicago (police) are up against,” Chicago Police Chief Garry McCarthy afterward. “I’m angry, I’m frustrated that we’re here again talking about a senseless murder. You don’t want to bump into people. “Oh yes, an upper will make you high,” he said in a high-pitched tone. “It will make you wake up and you will think you’re faster than you ever were. Oh my goodness, this isn’t any fun either, is it?” At that time, Cosby — who later became “The Cosby Show” dad who lectured his TV son, Theo, about the dangers of drugs — was working the subject into his stand-up comedy. It’s True!” Cosby talked about his mission as a teen to score Spanish Fly after learning that slipping it into the drink of a girl called “Crazy Mary” might make her easy. “From then on, anytime you see a girl, ‘Wish I had some Spanish fly,’” he said. “Go to a party, see five girls standing alone. And yet defendant admitted to nothing more than being one of the many people who introduced Quaaludes into their consensual sex life in the 1970s.” “There are countless tales of celebrities, music stars, and wealthy socialites in the 1970s willingly using Quaaludes for recreational purposes and during consensual sex,” they added.

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