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Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago.Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes the assault happened in 1975 when she was 16, not in 1974 when she was 15 as she had long alleged, spurring cries of foul and a request to dismiss the case from Cosby’s attorneys, who said the change has upended their defense on the eve of trial.“It's not fair,” Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said outside court. “It's called trial by ambush.”Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan gave no indication he planned to throw out the 8-year-old case just before a trial that he is determined to have start as scheduled on Monday, and forged ahead in preparations.Cosby, 85, will not attend any of it, his attorneys said.

The case has taken on renewed significance as one of the few remaining legal actions against him after the Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out his criminal sexual assault conviction in June and released him from prison, and many other lawsuits were settled against his will by his insurer.Huth's attorneys said the change in her story came after research of archival evidence led them to determine the dates when Cosby was shooting the movie “Let’s Do It Again” at a Los Angeles-area park, where Huth says the two met before he took her to the mansion.The evidence included a dated photo of Cosby with a beard and a tuxedo looking exactly as Huth had remembered him.The change was revealed in a declaration that was attached as an exhibit to a May 5 motion. But Bonjean said she should have gotten direct notification, and told the judge the move was “subversive.”One of Huth's attorneys, Nathan Goldberg, took

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Bill Cosby’s civil trial over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl at the Playboy mansion nearly 50 years ago.Plaintiff Judy Huth said in a recent court filing that she now believes the assault happened in 1975 when she was 16, not in 1974 when she was 15 as she had long alleged, spurring cries of foul and a request to dismiss the case from Cosby’s attorneys, who said the change has upended their defense on the eve of trial.“It's not fair,” Cosby's lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said outside court. “It's called trial by ambush.”Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan gave no indication he planned to throw out the 8-year-old case just before a trial that he is determined to have start as scheduled on Monday, and forged ahead in preparations.Cosby, 85, will not attend any of it, his attorneys said.
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Variety comes just a day after the Academy announced a 10-year ban of the “King Richard” star from the Oscars, which Lennix likened to a “little more than an extended time out for a playground bully,” calling it a “toothless penalty that lays bare the shallowness of Hollywood morals.” The Academy’s decision does not preclude Smith, who earlier resigned from the Academy, from receiving nominations or awards during that decade, but only bans him from attending them.“Smith needs to express-mail his golden trophy back to the Academy and publicly state something to the effect of: ‘Out of respect for the 94 years of honor conferred upon this award, I do not in good conscience feel worthy of being its custodian,’” Lennix wrote, adding that only the actor can “redeem” the show’s integrity. Lennix also ripped Smith’s acceptance speech later that evening, saying, “This attempt to explain his actions added to the travesty of this ethical catastrophe. In couching his acceptance speech as somehow submitting to the will of God, Smith abdicated personal accountability.”“The Blacklist” actor further went on to say that Smith’s “brutality stripped the entire evening of its prestige,” adding that his actions created an “existential crisis” for the awards show.
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