Los Angeles: Playboy boss Hugh Hefner is "truly saddened" about allegations on actor Bill Cosby that states that he molested a young girl at the his party palace in the 1970s.
Bill Cosby (Pic/AFP) and Hugh Hefner
Judy Huth is the latest in a long line of women to accuse "The Cosby Show" star of sexual abuse over recent weeks, claiming that Cosby had molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was aged 15, reports contactmusic.com.
Huth filed a civil suit against Cosby, and the funnyman's attorney filed a countersuit asking for the case to be dismissed.
Former Playboy bunny P.J. Masten has also come forward as an alleged victim of Cosby's, and her former boss Hefner admits he is upset with the episode.
"Bill Cosby has been a good friend for many years and the mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening... I would never tolerate this kind of behaviour, regardless of who was involved," said Hefner.
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into Huth's claims and will reportedly search Hefner's estate for evidence.
Cosby has yet to comment on the allegations, but his legal representatives continue to deny any wrongdoing on his part.
On the other hand, a number of shows on his stand-up tour have been postponed or cancelled in the wake of the scandal.