LA Prosecutors Focus on Bill Cosby in Review of 2008 Sexual Assault Case


Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby regarding an incident in 2008.

The claims of Chloe Goins, a 24-year-old model, are at the heart of this investigation, according to the LA Times. Goins says that, in 2008, Cosby gave her a spiked drink that made her pass out. When she came to, he was biting her toes with his pants around his feet. Her story initially came to light in December 2014 and then she reportedly spoke to police in January.

Cosby’s lawyers say the comedian didn’t attend the party in questions and have denied the allegations.

The statute of limitations for prosecuting rape cases with adult victims is 10 years; with most other adult sex-crime cases, it’s six years. This makes Goins’ 2008 incident still relevant for prosecution. Moreover, in California, the law allows “alleged victims to testify as witnesses even if their own cases never resulted in charges.” Whatever evidence given is admissible.

This announcement comes along with news that Cosby prepping to battle old charges stemming from his settled case with Andrea Constand. Pennsylvania prosecutors are reportedly reviewing the case for possible new leads, thanks to Cosby’s 2005 deposition where he admitted to obtaining quaaludes for sex.

In addition, lawyer Gloria Allred is scheduled to depose Cosby on October 9 in connection with a claim made by Judy Huth. Huth alleges Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 years old. Cosby’s attorneys are already working to keep that deposition sealed.

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