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Judge: Cosby Molestation Lawsuit Can Proceed

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — A judge on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by a Southern California woman who accused the comedian of molesting her more than 40 years ago, when she was 15.

According to the Washington Post, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan agreed to let the litigation proceed, the first since the 2005 when Temple University employee Andrea Constand accused Cosby of assault.

The judge also rejected a motion from Cosby's attorneys to compel Huth to pay sanctions of $45,000, based in part on procedural violations made by Huth’s former attorney.

However, Judge Karlan delayed a decision whether to grant public access to the deposition that Bill Cosby is due to give in the case this week, stating that he wants to strike a fair balance between sastisfying public interest in the case and ensuring that Cosby gets a fair trial.

Also on Wednesday, Chloe Goins, a 24-year-old model, filed a civil suit against Cosby, alleging that he drugged and molested her in 2008 during a party at the Playboy Mansuion.

Cosby has denied both Huth's and Goins accusations. – Staff Writers