Stand-up comedian and actor Bill Cosby has been on the news lately due to many cases of rape and sexual assault being thrown at him. Now, the Los Angeles Police Department has taken it upon themselves to help another supposed victim in voicing out her story.
According to an AP report, LAPD opened an investigation on Dec. 5, 2014, when alleged victim Judy Huth decided to step forward and sue Cosby for sexual battery. After a 90-minute meeting with Huth and her lawyer Gloria Allred, a police report was then filed.
Huth claims that Cosby invited her and a friend to his tennis club where he gave them alcoholic beverages. Afterwards, he brought them to the estate of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner, which is more commonly known as the Playboy Mansion. After instructing them to lie about their ages should they be asked, Cosby allegedly had Huth perform a sexual act on him.
On Dec. 4, 2014, based on a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Police Chief Charlie Beck urged “other potential victims of Cosby to speak with detectives regardless of the claims being outside the statute of limitations,” so at least their sides can be heard. As of the moment, the LAPD investigation has set their eyes on investigating the Playboy Mansion. Though there are doubts as to how much evidence they may be able to gather since the incident occurred nearly 40 years ago, TMZ reports that they hope to find out if Huth and Cosby have stepped into the mansion and are requesting for the cooperation of Hefner’s staff.
Meanwhile, a filed report claimed that Huth and Marc Strecker, another lawyer, extorted money from Cosby, amounting to $100,000 for Huth to keep mum about the issue. However, it increased to $250,00 as more women accusing Cosby have come into light.
The rising allegations have sparked another action against Cosby. Last Friday, someone wrote “Rapist” three times on Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After having workers clean the star, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce wrote a statement of the stars celebrating its recipients’ positive contributions; and if there are people who are angry with the recipients, they should project it differently aside from vandalizing a California state landmark.
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