LAPD Launches Investigation Into Bill Cosby

The police are looking into claims that he sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in the 1970s.

It’s official: For the first time since 2005, when then-Montgomery County district attorney Bruce Castor declined to file criminal charges against him, a law enforcement agency has publicly launched an investigation into allegations against Bill Cosby, who has been accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, or molestation by more than 20 women.

On Friday, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed that detectives are looking into Judy Huth’s claim that Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.

Huth filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and Cosby’s attorneys fired back on Thursday, calling Huth’s allegations “absolutely false” and accusing her of trying to extort $250,000 from the 77-year-old comic. Huth made the next move, going to police and filing an official report, spurring the criminal investigation.

Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has not commented on the investigation.