Bill Cosby is expected give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit brought by a woman named Judy Huth on Friday, who claims Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 while she was 15 years old.
The 78-year-old’s lawyer went before a Los Angeles Superior Court judge asking for the case to be dismissed, on Wednesday.
According to NPR, Mandalit del Barco stated:
“Judge Craig Karlan refused to dismiss the lawsuit. He did, however, issue a temporary protective order that would keep Bill Cosby’s deposition sealed until at least Dec. 22. The accuser, Judy Huth, says Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. She’s scheduled to give her own deposition next week. Hers will also be sealed, at least temporarily. Cosby has denied doing any harm to Huth and the more than 50 women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. He faces other court cases and possible criminal charges for other incidents. Cosby’s lawyers, again, refused to comment.”
Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing Huth, opposed the move to seal the depositions, telling reporters last week, “There should be transparency.”
The Cosby’s testimony on Friday “will mark the first time [he] has been directed to testify under oath in response to sexual misconduct complaints since a deposition he gave in a Pennsylvania case he settled out of court nine years ago.”