Comedian Bill Cosby accused in lawsuit of molesting girl in 1974

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Posted: Dec 02, 2014 9:06 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Bill Cosby was sued in Los Angeles on Tuesday by a woman alleging the entertainer sexually abused her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion when she was aged 15.

The five-page complaint alleges that Cosby molested plaintiff Judy Huth by putting his hand down her pants, and then "taking her hand in his hand and performing a sex act on himself without her consent."

The suit came a day after Cosby resigned from the board of trustees of Temple University, his alma mater, amid a wave of sexual assault accusations lodged against the comedian and television star by more than a dozen women in recent weeks.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Peter Cooney)