A jury of eight women and four men awarded Huth $500,000 in damages. No punitive damages were awarded.
Huth first filed the lawsuit in 2014, alleging sexual abuse and emotional distress caused by intentional and negligence. The original document stated that the incident took place in 1974, when Huth was 15 years old, but the timeline was later revised to 1975, when Huth was 16 years old.
In her complaint, Huth talked about meeting Cosby at the park where he was filming the movie. After befriending Huth and a friend, Cosby allegedly invited them to join his tennis club. From there, the comedian invited them to a house where he served young women a variety of alcoholic beverages before taking them to the Playboy Mansion, Huth claims.
Huth claims that although Cosby knew the ages of her and her friends, he instructed the teens “if any Playboy bunny asks their age, they should say they are 19.”
Huth further claims that Cosby took her to a bedroom in the mansion, where he sexually harassed her.
CNN has reached out to Cosby’s attorney for comment on the verdict.
Huss was all smiles as she spoke briefly to reporters outside the Santa Monica courthouse.
“I’m very happy,” she said of the verdict. “So many years and so many tears.”
Huth’s lawyer, Nathan Goldberg, said the case “proved that you can run away, but not hide”.
Cosby’s spokesman and lawyer were jeered by onlookers when they made a statement to the media.
“What happened today is not a victory because they did not receive punitive damages,” said Andrew Wyatt, a spokesman for Cosby, who insisted Cosby was satisfied with the verdict.
Cosby did not appear at the trial or sentencing, and his team plans to appeal.
This is the first civil case for Cosby plaintiffs to go to trial.