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Bill Cosby testifies for seven hours in response to sexual abuse allegations

October 10, 2015 6:02 pm

Bill Cosby testified under oath for about seven hours on Friday in response to a civil suit brought by a woman who accused the veteran comedian of sexually abusing her when she was 15, a lawyer for the plaintiff said.

It was the first time Cosby, 78, testified under oath since dozens of women came forward over the past year with accusations of sexual misconduct, some of which date back to the 1960s. He has never faced criminal charges over the allegations.

The plaintiff’s attorney Gloria Allred gave few details of the deposition in Boston, the exact location of which was not disclosed.

Due to a protective order by the judge, she said she could not answer questions about Cosby’s testimony.

“We’ll be filing motions with the court in connection with the deposition,” Allred said.

“We’ll also be seeking to take a further deposition of Cosby at a later date.”

Friday’s deposition related to the California civil suit brought by Judy Huth, who accuses the former star of The Cosby Show of forcing her to perform a sex act at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974 when she was aged 15.