Hefner On Cosby Allegations: ‘I Would Never Tolerate’ Such Behavior
[su_right_ad]Hugh Hefner has responded to allegations that Bill Cosby raped at least one women at the Playboy mansion.
“Bill Cosby has been a good friend for many years and the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening,” Hefner said in a statement. “I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved.”
Cosby and Hefner’s friendship goes back decades. Cosby had a long history of emceeing the Playboy Jazz Festival, up until his last gig emceeing in 2012.
Judy Huth, who is now 55, filed a suit Tuesday, alleging that Cosby plied her with alcohol and sexually assaulted her in the Playboy mansion in 1974, when she was 15, after meeting her on a movie set. The suit claims the comedian told her to say she was 19 when asked.
Huth is suing Cosby for “severe and extreme emotional distress” and is seeking punitive damages. She and attorney Gloria Allred met with the LAPD on Friday.[su_csky_ad]