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Cosby Ordered to Testify Under Oath in October Deposition

Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Judy Huth, at a July 13 press conference.

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A California judge has ordered Bill Cosby to give a sworn deposition on Oct. 9 in a lawsuit filed against him by Judy Huth, who alleges that the comedian sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15. From NPR:

In July, the California Supreme Court denied Cosby’s petition to review Huth’s lawsuit against him, clearing the way for the October deposition. Huth will also provide a sworn deposition — and in a strategic win for her, she’ll do so nearly a week after Cosby. The comedian and his legal team had sought to have Huth go first.

Huth is represented by Gloria Allred, the Los Angeles attorney who is working with a number of Cosby’s many accusers.

A judge recently ruled that Cosby’s 2005 deposition in a lawsuit filed against him by Andrea Constand was of public interest and could be released; while he did not admit to any crimes in that deposition, its contents were nonetheless highly unflattering to him. It appears that his testimony in the Huth case could also become public if it’s entered into evidence at a trial.