Los Angeles Prosecutor Will Not Charge Bill Cosby For Alleged 1974 Rape

Los Angeles County prosecutors have decided not to file charges against Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1974.

The decision, which is sure to prove controversial, came about 10 days after Judy Huth and her lawyer interviewed with LAPD detectives.

Police also rejected filing a misdemeanor charge of molesting a child under the age of 18 because the statute of limitations had run out.

Huth has filed a civil lawsuit filed against Cosby. In it she claims the now 78-year-old comedian sexually abused her after meeting on a movie set at Lacy Park in San Marino in 1974 when she was just 15 years old. She and her 16-year-old friend approached Cosby, who then invited them to visit his tennis club the next Saturday.

At the tennis club,Cosby served them alcohol and proposed a game of pool, insisting that for every game she lost, Huth drink a beer.

Once the girls were sufficiently buzzed, Cosby led them to the Playboy Mansion, where he allegedly told them to say they were 19 if asked their age.

Huth claims she asked to use the ladies room. After Cosby escorted her to the bathroom inside the mansion, he "proceeded to sexually molest her."

Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, called Huth's suit a "meritless and unsupported 40-year-old claim" that was only filed after an extortion attempt failed. Singer says that Huth threatened to go public with her story 10 years ago by selling it to a tabloid, and allegedly sought somewhere between $100,000 and $250,000 to stay mum.

Cosby continues to deny all the allegations, and his wife Camille has also publicly stood up for him.

 

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