Bill Cosby Accuser Seeking Criminal Charges
Model Chloe Goins is seeking criminal charges against Bill Cosby, alleging the comedian drugged and licked her “all over” in 2008 at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. Goins, 24, was 18 at the time of the alleged assault. (She first made her accusations in an interview with the Daily Mail. )
Goins is the first accuser whose allegations may not fall outside the statute of limitations for criminal charges. Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women, dating back decades. Philadelphia magazine’s Robert Huber wrote about Barbara Bowman’s accusations in 2006.
Gawker points out the allegations may be outside of the statute of limitations. While there is a 10-year statute of limitations on rape charges, it is only six years for sexual battery. Goins says she does not believe she was raped or molested, only inappropriately touched.
Chloe Goins, who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging her in '08, outside LAPD headquarters after meeting with detectives. pic.twitter.com/2k3mcAu1oF
— Anthony McCartney (@mccartneyAP) January 14, 2015
Goins, along with attorney Spencer Kuvin, met with LAPD detectives earlier this week. Under California law, Cosby could face 48 months in prison if convicted.
Kuvin says the alleged 2008 assault was the only time Goins met Cosby or went to the Playboy Mansion. She lives in Las Vegas.
“Ms. Goins and I are here for two reasons: for justice and accountability,” Kurvin said at a press conference. Kurvin says Goins decided to come forward after hearing stories of other women.
Goins says she took a drink at the mansion and began feeling “foggy.” After Hugh Hefner offered her a bed to lay down, Cosby showed her to the room. She says she woke up naked, with Cosby licking her feet.
“I remember waking up and feeling moist all over, like he had been licking all over me,” Goins told the Daily Mail. “He wasn’t on my breasts when I woke, but I could feel, you know, the saliva on them and that he’d been licking on me. I felt embarrassed, it was a gross, icky feeling, I felt very violated and humiliated.”
TMZ reports Cosby is seeking “ammo” against Goins, asking Hefner’s security team if it has any footage from the Mansion that night.
Cosby has called previous claims of sexual assault “fantastical” and “uncorroborated.”
Thirty-two women have gone public with claims against Cosby.