Bill Cosby Accuses Accuser Judy Huth of Extortion
Well, what do you know? After barely responding to the multitude of women who have come forward to publicly accuse him of rape, sexual assault, or molestation, Bill Cosby has fired back — and very quickly — at Judy Huth, the woman who sued him earlier this week in California, alleging that he committed “childhood sexual abuse” against her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 15.
In documents filed on Thursday in Superior Court in Los Angeles (below), Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, asks a judge to dismiss the lawsuit and claims that Huth — through her attorney — attempted to extort money from Cosby, first asking for $100,000 and then $250,000 to avoid any “criminal or legal claims.” Singer also calls Huth’s allegations “absolutely false” and asks for monetary sanctions of over $30,000 against Huth and her attorney.
“Plaintiff and her attorney know that there was no legal basis to file this lawsuit,” Singer argues. “Plaintiff and her attorney have engaged in deliberate and egregious misconduct by filing an outrageous, stale lawsuit …”
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said on Thursday that he’s open to launching an investigation into allegations against Cosby, even if the criminal statute of limitations has expired. No such criminal charges have yet been filed.
Neither Singer nor Huth’s attorney could immediately be reached for comment.
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