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D.A. May Charge Cosby in 2008 Case

Oct 1, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The legal problems continue for comedian Bill Cosby, with prosecutors in Los Angeles County now said to be weighing whether to charge Cosby in a case involving an alleged 2008 sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Officials revealed today that they have received the results of an LAPD investigation into the case, in which Chloe Goins, now 24, says she had an encounter with Cosby during a party at the mansion when she was 18, the Times reports.

Goins says Cosby gave her a drink that made her black out. “When she awoke, she said, she found herself naked on a bed with Cosby biting her toes and his pants around his ankles, according to her attorney,” the Times reports. “In January, Goins was interviewed for 2½ hours by an LAPD detective, according to her lawyer.”

Attorneys for Cosby have said the comedian was not at the party.

The Times notes: “Earlier this year, the district attorney rejected another Cosby case presented by the LAPD because the alleged incident occurred in 1974. Under California law, the legal deadline for prosecuting most rape cases involving an adult victim is 10 years. In most other adult sex-crime cases — including the type Goins is alleging — the statute of limitations is generally six years, according to Laurie Levenson, a Loyola law professor and former prosecutor. That would place Goins’ case outside the time allowed for prosecution.”

As we reported previously, three more women came forward this week with allegations against Cosby, bringing the total to more than 50.

3 Comments

  1. Keep in mind, Cosby was surrounded by a lot of enablers who kept this stuff quiet all along–what about them? Consider this: a Cosby Show staffer was fired and blackballed way back in 1992 for writing this script–and the guy had already been doing this stuff for 20 years! http://thelostcosbyshowepisode.blogspot.com/

  2. Mike, WOW! If only they had shot that episode. Imagine what could have been prevented. Growing up, my brothers and I were HUGE Cosby fans. We had all his comedy records. Now, I can’t stand the sight of him or the sound of his voice.

  3. Taking a case from the Playboy Mansion is not a good idea. Everyone who has ever been there knows what goes on there. It will be difficult to prove that there isn’t some level of consent. It is likely the best case for Cosby to defend. Can LAPD not find a stronger case than this from one of his victims?

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