*Good news for Bill Cosby.
He will not be prosecuted for an allegation involving a woman who says he molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15-years-old.
“In 1974, as it is today, the statute of limitations for a straight misdemeanor was one year. Therefore, given that 40 years have passed since the alleged incident, prosecution for [the claim] is declined due to statute of limitations,” the declination stated.
“Even if there was an applicable felony charge, the statute of limitations that existed in 1974 for felony sex crimes was three years. Therefore, prosecution today for any potential felony sex crime from 1974 would also be barred.”
The non-prosecution of Cosby resulted days after Huth revealed that the entertainer instructed her to say she was 19 when he brought her to the Playboy Mansion in 1974. Huth claims she was actually 15 at the time.
Huth’s lawsuit went on to detail how she found Cosby sitting on a bed when she came out of a bathroom after using it at the mansion.
“He asked her to sit beside him,” the suit stated. “He then proceeded to sexually molest her by attempting to put his hand down her pants, and then taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent.”
Although Cosby emerged without prosecution in Huth’s case, the comic veteran still has to deal with a slew of other sexual assault/drugging allegations from various women.
Among his accusers is P.J. Masten, who came forward after Huth went public with her claims. According to the former Playboy Bunny, Cosby assaulted her in a Chicago hotel, where she was working as a cocktail waitress for the Playboy club.
In addition, Masten claims that Cosby attacked at least 12 other former Playboy Bunnies, who were reluctant to tell their tales.
As for Huth, her lawyer mentioned earlier this week that he has interviewed two witnesses who corroborate her story.
Huth’s claims were nothing more than a means of extortion, according to Cosby’s lawyer Martin Singer.
“Approximately 10 years ago, [she] unsuccessfully tried to get money from a tabloid by selling the same story about Bill Cosby that is the subject of this lawsuit. Knowing that since she disclosed her allegations to a media outlet 10 years ago, she cannot claim to have a repressed memory,” he said.