Bill Cosby to appeal conviction in 1975 abuse case | NOW

Bill Cosby is appealing his conviction for sexual abuse of a then sixteen-year-old girl in 1975. The jury of the California court found the former US actor guilty of that offense and this week obliged him to pay $500,000 (more than 473,000 euros) pay compensation to victim Judy Huth.

In addition to paying the damages, Cosby was not fined. In this civil case, those are currently the only legally valid convictions of the now 84-year-old Cosby, who allegedly forced the now 64-year-old Huth to perform sexual acts during a visit to the Playboy Mansion.

According to Variety Cosby’s spokesman therefore qualified Tuesday’s ruling as a “stunning victory” for the fallen comedian, but emphasized that Cosby is nevertheless appealing. The former actor has denied all allegations.

Cosby, who was released last year after serving two years in prison, has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of women. These offenses are almost all time-barred.

The one case that was not, brought by Andrea Constand, did not lead to a prison sentence because the trial was said to have been unfair. The Supreme Court rejected a request to reopen in March.