'Truly Saddening': Hugh Hefner Speaks On Bill Cosby Scandal As LAPD Launches Investigation

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner broke his silence following recent accusations against Bill Cosby, who some women claim sexually assaulted them inside the Playboy Mansion. INSIDE EDITION has the scoop.

The Playboy Mansion is reportedly the focus of a just-opened investigation into the Bill Cosby sex scandal by Los Angeles police.

The lavish Playboy Mansion is shielded from public view behind lavish gates. The 22,000-square-foot mansion sits on over five acres near exclusive Beverly Hills. Cops reportedly want to see if there is any evidence to support the claim being made by one of Cosby's accusers that he sexually assaulted her there in 1974 when she was just 15 years old.

Cosby was a frequent guest in the 1970's at the Playboy Mansion.

Founder Hugh Hefner is responding to the shocking investigation in a statement: "Bill Cosby has been a good friend for many years. The mere thought of these allegations is truly saddening. I would never tolerate this kind of behavior, regardless of who was involved."

The woman making the allegation, Judy Huth, made her first public appearance after meeting with special victims unit detectives for 90 minutes.

An LAPD spokesman says cops will "do everything they can at this point in time to get to the bottom of what happened." [Source: L.A. Times].

Huth did not speak to reporters, but her lawyer Gloria Allred showed a photo of her with Cosby and says she expects more women will come forward with allegations against him.

Allred said in a press conference, "They are just typical people who have been living their lives and have tried to deal with this for many years. Some of them try not to think about it."

Huth has filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby.  His attorney calls the charges "patently false" and is counter-suing, claiming extortion.

Five of Cosby's other accusers who we've met since the scandal broke are now joining forces on a CNN special on Monday night. 

One of the victims on the special said, "I want him to suffer!"