bill Cosby calls verdict an "remarkable victory" after jury finds he sexually assaulted a sixteen-12 months-historic in 1975 - The A.V. club

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the day before today, a civil jury discovered that disgraced comic bill Cosby sexually abused Judy Huth when she become 16 years old in 1975. within the wake of the decision, Cosby's group is calling it an "striking victory."

"the day past actor and comic invoice Cosby was awarded an excellent victory by jurors in a civil trial introduced via Judy Huth," reads a statement from Cosby's spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt. "The jurors decided to furnish Judy Huth with a $500,000 verdict however voted 9-3 in favor of no longer moneymaking Ms. Huth any punitive damages."

It's atypical to trust a verdict which confirms Cosby sexually assaulted a minor as any variety of victory. although, the half they seem to have fun issues the punitive damages, which if awarded would have deemed Cosby acted with "malice, oppression, or fraud"—which means he would need to pay a lot more cash. regardless of the "victory," Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean plans on attractive the verdict, pointing out Huth will "on no account receive a payday."

"within a few weeks, legal professional Jennifer Bonjean can be in decide Craig D. Karlan court docket to attraction the $500,000 verdict, which potential that Ms. Huth will under no circumstances obtain a payday from Mr. Cosby and her estimated mounting criminal bills ($three million plus greenbacks) with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg could be extraordinary for decades to come," the remark says. "If the jurors had awarded punitive damages to Judy Huth it will were in the latitude of $10 million plus bucks, which might had been a devastating loss to our prison efforts and the Cosby family."

Huth's illustration, the legal professional and women's rights activist Gloria Allred pushes back in opposition t Cosby's statements, announcing he "should still be held and was held responsible for what he did to her."

"Mr. Cosby's spokesperson seems to be trying to snatch victory from the jaws of Mr. Cosby's big defeat," Allred tells diversity. "Ms. Huth has no criminal expenses for charges with my law enterprise. The $3 million legal invoice that Mr. Wyatt noted seems to be a figment of his creativeness. within the alternative, it can be that that the $3 million amount is what Mr. Cosby had to spend to appoint countless attorneys over the years in his unsuccessful effort to preserve himself from Ms. Huth's lawsuit."

additionally in his commentary, Cosby claims to have spoken with two jurors following the verdict, who instructed him, "You didn't need to be in this court docket." based on diversity, each of those jurors voted overwhelmingly in his favor on all questions, and "didn't agree with nearly all of the jury on questions regarding Cosby's conduct to be detrimental or sexually offensive."

"Mr. Cosby together with his team has at all times remained steadfast in his innocence and we by no means performed in the sewer nor gutter; however most importantly, we stayed on the mountain properly of ethics, integrity, truth and facts," Cosby's spokesperson says. "The Cosbys are thankful to these particular jurors who removed their bias and dominated on the facts and records of this case."

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