Hugh Hefner Deposed in Bill Cosby Lawsuit

Publisher grilled over alleged sexual misdeeds at the Playboy Mansion

Last Updated: May 20, 2016 @ 1:03 PM

Hugh Hefner underwent a grilling on Wednesday — and it wasn’t for Playboy’s “20Q” section.

Playboy honcho Hefner was deposed on Wednesday in relation to a lawsuit filed against scandal-plagued comedian Bill Cosby, attorney Gloria Allred said Friday.

The lawsuit was filed by Judy Huth, who claims that Cosby sexually abused her when she was 15 years old at the Playboy Mansion.

The Playboy Mansion was also the site of the videotaped deposition, Allred said.

“Because there is a protective order in place, we are not at liberty to discuss any part of Mr. Hefner’s testimony,” Allred said. “We look forward to our day in court, after criminal proceedings against Mr. Cosby are concluded.”

Huth alleges that Cosby brought her to the Playboy Mansion in 1974, instructing her to say that she was 19 if anyone asked.

“While at the Playboy Mansion, plaintiff told Cosby that she needed to use the bathroom,” Huth’s lawsuit 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.”

Earlier this week, Hefner was also named in a lawsuit filed by another Cosby accuser, Chloe Goins.

In the new lawsuit filed Monday, Goins — who in February voluntarily dismissed a previous lawsuit she had filed against Cosby — claims that she was invited to the Playboy Mansion in 2008 and blacked out after tasting a drink given to her by Cosby. When Goins awoke, the lawsuit says, she was naked and Cosby had one of her toes in his mouth.

“Goins .. felt a wet and sticky substance on her breasts as though a person had been licking them,” the lawsuit reads.

In that suit, Hefner is being sued for negligent infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy to commit sexual battery and gender violence.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.