Bill Cosby Ordered To Give Second Deposition In Sexual Assault Case, But The Battle Is Not Over

Bill Cosby was ordered by a judge on Tuesday to give a second deposition in a Los Angeles lawsuit. The claimant, Judy Huth,  was only 15 at the time of the alleged sexual assault that occurred at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.

When Cosby refused to answer several questions during the initial deposition in October, Huth and her attorney Gloria Allred were left seeking yet another day in court.

“We regard the court’s order today as a complete vindication of our position,” Allred said in a statement. She also noted that they hoped further motions would not be necessary, though they would not hesitate to file for them if needed. The deposition much be completed by February 29.

This comes as a small victory for Cosby accusers after another alleged victim dropped her lawsuit on Tuesday as well. Both incidences were said to have taken place at the Playboy mansion. That same day, Cosby’s legal team also claimed that in 2005  he made a deal to testify in a civil case in exchange for not being prosecuted. They maintain that this arrangement extends to the now over 50 women accusing him of sexual assault.

The former Montgomery County District Attorney in the civil case in question, Bruce Castor, testified that he believed Cosby was guilty of inappropriate touching and that he hoped to have made the victim a millionaire in the civil case.

But if it was at the expense of all these other cases, that was nothing but a deal with the devil.

[BuzzFeed]