Bill Cosby finally testifies under oath against rape claims

October 12, 2015

Last Friday, renowned American comedian Bill Cosby testified under oath in response to a civil case brought against him by one of the many women who accused him of rape several years ago. 

Cosby was questioned for more than 7 hours by famed feminist lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents one of Cosby's accusers, Judy Huth, who accused Cosby of forcing her to perform a sex act at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles in 1974 when she was aged 15.

Allred told US media that a judge would decide in December if the testimonies given by her client and Cosby could be made public.

This is the first time that Cosby, 78, has testified under oath since over 40 women accused him of sexual misconduct over several decades.

The star has not been criminally charged and has denied wrongdoing.

Cosby also faces a defamation suit filed by three women who claim that Cosby and his lawyers damaged their reputation  by denying the allegations they made against the comedian.

Though Cosby's lawyers have tried to prevent the case from being presented to a jury, a US district judge has given permission for the defamation case to go before a jury.