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Judge rejects Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

A sexual battery lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage will proceed, a judge has ruled.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan's ruling Thursday allows most of Judy Huth's lawsuit against Cosby to proceed while dismissing a negligent infliction of emotional distress claim. Huth will still be able to argue that Cosby intentionally inflicted emotional distress on her.

Huth sued Cosby in December 2014, saying that he forced her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old.

Cosby's lawyers had challenged the case on various...