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Bill Cosby Pushes Back Against Woman Who Claims She Was Assaulted At 15

The woman alleges in a lawsuit that the assault happened in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion. Cosby is seeking to have the lawsuit thrown out.

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A woman is suing Bill Cosby for sexually assaulting her in 1974 when she was 15 years old.

Judy Huth filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to KFI AM 640. In it, Huth alleges that Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion.

According to TMZ, Huth and a 16-year-old friend originally met Cosby in 1974 on a film set, then joined him at his tennis club a week later. There, they played pool and each time Cosby won a game Huth allegedly was required to drink a beer, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Cosby and the two girls then allegedly went to the Playboy Mansion where Cosby told them to lie about their ages. After Huth used the bathroom, Cosby told her to sit beside him on a bed, KFI reported.

"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,'' the lawsuit states.

In the lawsuit, Huth argues that she suffered "psychological damage and mental anguish" as a result of the encounter.

Huth adds to a growing list of women, including former model Janice Dickinson, who claimed Cosby assaulted them years ago.

Cosby's legal team, meanwhile, is seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.

In court documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday, the actor's legal team asked the judge to dismiss the case, claiming Huth only filed her lawsuit after failed attempts at extortion.

One of Cosby's attorney's, Marty Singer, said in court documents that Huth's lawyer had admitted to him in a phone conversation that, in exchange for a "substantial payment"

from the actor, Huth "would not pursue criminal charges or civil claims or disclose her story to the media."

The initial demand was made for $100,000, but in subsequent conversation, Singer said it increased to $250,000.

When that failed, Singer argued that Huth rushed to file her lawsuit the same day in an effort to avoid the appearance of wrongdoing. But in doing so, Huth wrongly named Cosby in court filings without the required corroborative evidence to make a plaintiff's identity public. Her lawyer also did not obtain a certificate from a mental health practitioner who could attest to the "reasonableness and meritorious nature" of her claims, according to the motion.

"What occurred here was severe, deliberate, and egregious, and it cannot be undone," the motion states. "No sanction short of termination is adequate."

Cosby's team also wants the judge to order Huth to cover the more than $23,000 in legal fees the actor has incurred fighting her allegations.

Read Court Document Outlining Cosby's Main Points

Here's the full court motion seeking dismissal of Huth's lawsuit

Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Jim Dalrymple II at jim.dalrymple@buzzfeed.com.

Jason Wells is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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