Embattled actor Bill Cosby wants to postpone a second deposition relating to allegations he sexually assaulted Judy Huth in the 1970s.
Huth is one of more than 50 women who have come forward with decades-old accusations of inappropriate behaviour, drugging and/or rape against Cosby since late 2014.
The statute of limitations has expired in almost all of the cases, preventing the alleged victims from pursuing criminal charges, but Huth claims she was just 15 when the comedian reportedly forced himself upon her while at the Playboy Mansion in California in 1974.
She filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Cosby in December, 2014 and he sat for his first round of questioning in October (15). Cosby, 78, was scheduled to be deposed again this month (Feb16), but the session was subsequently postponed and during a meeting on Thursday (25Feb16), the two sides agreed to sit down for the second deposition on 7 April (16).
However, Huth's lawyer Gloria Allred has since been informed Cosby's lawyers no longer agree on the April date and are seeking an additional postponement. Allred has vowed to "oppose their motion", reports Deadline.com.
The Cosby Show star's latest legal move comes a day after he filed court documents to dismiss his defamation lawsuit against former model Beverly Johnson. She accused him of attempting to drug her by reportedly slipping something into her coffee during a visit to his California home, while she auditioned for a part in his hit sitcom The Cosby Show in the 1980s.
The veteran actor has denied all allegations, but his lawyers decided to put the Johnson lawsuit on hold for the time being so Cosby can devote all his attention to his pending criminal case. He is currently fighting an aggravated indecent assault charge for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.
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