A California jury on Tuesday found that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted Judy Huth in 1975, when she accepted an invitation to join him at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles as a 16-year-old girl.

The ruling has once again tarnished the image of a man whose position as one of America's most popular entertainers has been tarnished as dozens of women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct.

As part of his decision, the jury awarded Mrs. Huth $ 500,000 in damages.

The court heard the verdict silently, but after the judge dismissed the jury, Mrs. Hooth embraced her lawyers and was surprised.

"I feel proven," said Mrs. Huth, standing next to her lawyer, Gloria Allred, smiling at a reporter in the courtroom.