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New Accuser Says Bill Cosby Assaulted Her in 2008

Chloe Goins claims Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 2008 at the famed Holmby Hills mansion, an accusation that her attorney says "could be within the statute of limitations" for criminal and civil charges



    Woman Claims Cosby Sex Assault at Playboy Mansion

    A woman came forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. Michelle Valles reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (Published Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015)

    A woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her six years ago at a party at the Playboy Mansion met with Los Angeles police Wednesday morning to detail her accusations, her lawyer said.

    The accusation by Chloe Goins, 24, come in the wake of sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women against the comedian.

    Attorneys for Goins, who was 18 at the time of the alleged assault in 2008, say she is the only accuser who "could be within the statute of limitations to levy criminal and civil charges against the actor."

    Goins appeared with her attorney at a news conference after the meeting at the LAPD's downtown headquarters. Goins, 24, did not speak, but her attorney told reporters she "wanted to come here and do her civic duty and give her report."

    "She saw other women telling their story," said attorney Spencer Kuvin. "At that time, she realized she was the only one who could potentially bring criminal charges.

    "It's a very scary thing when you are just one person against a rich and powerful man."

    Kuvin declined to comment on details of the meeting with police, which he said lasted about two hours. He also refused to discuss "which statutes may or may not apply."

    LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said outside police headquarters Wednesday morning that he would not specifically comment on the case. The district attorney would ultimately make a decision on whether charges should be filed after the results of a police investigation are presented to the office.

    "We will take a report from anybody, and we'll initiate an investigation on any allegations of criminal misconduct," he said.

    The accusations involve a 2008 visit to the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills and an encounter with Cosby, who she says sexually assaulted her as she was sleeping, Kuvin said. The last thing she remembered before she "blacked out" was Cosby giving her a drink, Kuvin said.

    "She was drugged. She doesn't know what happened," Kuvin said. "She blacked out and woke up finding Mr. Cosby over her."

    A police investigation would hopefully include a search of the mansion's closed-circuit security camera archives for video from the night in 2008, Kuvin said.

    "If there's surveillance video, that could blow the case wide open," said NBC4 legal analyst Royal Oakes. "If there's physical evidence, eyewitnesses, anything to corroborate one woman."

    An email from The Associated Press to Cosby's attorney Marty Singer was not immediately returned.

    The 77-year-old Cosby, who starred as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992, has never been charged in connection with any of the sexual assault accusations against him.

    A 2005 lawsuit by a Pennsylvania woman was settled before it went to trial, and he is being sued by a woman who claims he molested her in 1974 and by three other women who allege they were defamed by the comedian when his representatives denied some of the allegations.

    Most of his accusers have said he drugged them before he assaulted them.

    Last week, Phylicia Rashad, who played Cliff Huxtable's wife Claire on "The Cosby Show," defended her co-star in an interview. Rashad said she believed the allegations are part of a campaign to ruin Cosby's legacy.

    "He's a genius. He is generous, he's kind, he's inclusive," said Rashad, who first spoke to Roger Friedman earlier this week for his Showbiz911 blog. "This is not about the women. This is about something else. This is about the obliteration of legacy."