Judge to consider delay in Cosby sex battery lawsuit


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge is scheduled to consider Wednesday whether to put a sex battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby on hold until an unrelated criminal case against the comedian is resolved.

Cosby’s attorneys are seeking the delay in a case filed by Judy Huth, a Riverside County woman who accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him when she was 15 years old. Huth sued Cosby in December 2014, claiming the abuse happened in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974.

Cosby’s lawyers want the case put on hold until after Cosby resolves a sexual assault criminal case filed in Pennsylvania. That case is on hold while Cosby appeals a ruling that he did not have an immunity deal with a former prosecutor.