The Associated Press reports attorney Marc Strecker wrote in a sworn declaration filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, but did not provide details about how the witnesses corroborate his client Judy Huth’s story. He did, however, include a declaration from Dr. Anthony E. Reading, a clinical psychologist who stated he believes there is “a reasonable basis to believe that Ms. Huth has been subject to childhood sexual abuse.” Reading’s statement does not mention Cosby.
Strecker has also sworn that he has reviewed photographs of his client with Cosby at the Playboy Mansion on the night the alleged assault took place in a bedroom inside Hugh Hefner‘s famous home.
Strecker has not yet responded to TheWrap‘s request for comment.
Huth claims Cosby took her and a 16-year-old acquaintance to the Playboy Mansion after a meeting on a movie set and instructed them to pretend they were 19.
“While at the Playboy Mansion, plaintiff told Cosby that she needed to use the bathroom,” the suit reads. “Cosby directed her to a bathroom within a bedroom suite near the game room. When plaintiff emerged from the bathroom, she found Cosby sitting on the bed. He asked her to sit beside him. 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.”
Huth says she suffered “psychological damage and mental anguish” as a result of the alleged incident. She is seeking is seeking compensatory, exemplary and punitive damages for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
In the wake of the mounting accusations against the 77-year-old comedian, his lawyer, Marty Singer has said, “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.”
Meanwhile, Cosby’s wife of 50 years, Camille, complained in a statement released on Monday that “there appears to be no vetting of” the women accusing her husband and compared the reports to a faulty Rolling Stone story regarding the alleged rape of a University of Virginia student.
“The story was heartbreaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband — until that story unwound,” Camille said. “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”