Bill Cosby doesn’t have much time on his hands to decompress from his mistrial in his sexual assault case, because he’s already facing another trial for different charges.
On Tuesday, a little over two weeks after Cosby’s sexual assault trial, a California judge ordered Cosby to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court on July 30, 2018 for another case, Page Six reports.
A woman by the name of Judy Huth, who claims that Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion over 40 years ago when she was just 15 years old, filed a civil suit against the 79-year-old comedian back in 2014. In a hearing on Tuesday, L.A. Superior Court Judge Craig Kaplan set the potential start date for the case in a little over a year’s time, according to Deadline.
Cosby sat for a deposition in the Huth case on October of last year that lasted for more than seven hours. Huth’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, who is also representing some of Cosby’s other accusers, is expected to request that Cosby sit for another deposition in September.
In the suit, Huth claims Cosby brought her to Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in 1974, offered her alcohol and molested her in one of the bedrooms, Deadline reports.
Usually a claim made 40 years after the fact would be restricted under the statute of limitations in California, but because Huth was a minor at the time of the alleged incident the statute doesn’t apply.
Although Cosby’s sexual assault case resulted in a mistrial a few weeks ago, prosecutors are hoping to get the case re-tried. The end of Cosby’s legal battles isn’t even close to being over.