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Bill Cosby Suffers Legal Setback in Sexual Battery Lawsuit, Accuser’s Lawyer to Seek Deposition

Comedian had sought review of the case from woman who claims that he committed sexual misconduct against her

Undergoing another deposition is probably the last thing in the world that Bill Cosby wants to do right now, but the scandal-plagued comedian might just find himself in that situation soon.

Cosby’s legal team has lost a bid to have the California Supreme Court review the case of Judy Huth, who accuses Cosby of committing sexual misconduct against her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15, Huth’s attorney Gloria Allred said Wednesday, clearing the way for Allred to pursue a deposition with the TV legend.

According to Allred, Cosby’s attorneys petitioned the court to review the laws under which prior rulings in Huth’s case were based, contending that the law “did not allow our client to cure alleged procedural irregularities” in the filing of the suit by Huth’s prior attorney.

Now the court has denied the petition, and Allred, who said that a deposition scheduled for June 26 was put off because of the petition, has some questions for Cosby.

“We are looking forward to Mr. Cosby  answering questions under oath at his deposition and we will continue to seek justice for our courageous client, Judy Huth,” Allred said in a statement.

In recent months, Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, with a common thread of the allegations being that he had drugged the women beforehand. Earlier this month, excerpts from a 2005 deposition surfaced, revealing that Cosby had admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women that he wanted to have sex with.

Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has denied such accusations in the past. However, in light of the scandal, Cosby has suffered a number of career setbacks, with NBC ditching plans to develop a comedy for Cosby and Netflix opting to postpone a comedy special starring the comedian.