Seed of justice?

Judge orders Bill Cosby to testify under oath at deposition

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A California judge ordered beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby to be deposed in October as part of a lawsuit against him. The ruling comes after the California Supreme Court dealt Cosby a legal blow by denying his petition to review the case. The lawsuit was brought by Judy Huth, who alleges that Cosby sexually molested her in 1974, when she was 15 years old, during an encounter at the Playboy Mansion. Huth will also give sworn testimony and Cosby’s attorneys had been working to have Huth go on the record first, but, in another blow, the judge ruled Huth will be deposed after Cosby gives his testimony on October 9. Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women over a span of decades. Last month, a damning deposition from a 2005 lawsuit emerged, which resulted in Monique Pressley, one of his lawyers, appearing on morning TV to defend his use of “disco biscuits.”

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