In the much talked about LAPD case against Bill Cosby, he could actually face legal action for allegedly assaulting model Chloe Goins when she was 18 in 2008 at a Playboy Mansion party. However, Bill Cosby's lawyer wants it to be known that Cosby wasn't even in L.A. at the time of the alleged incident. Marty Singer, who has been representing Cosby throughout the onslaught of accusations, made a statement about the incident which he hopes will absolve Cosby of suspicion.
Chloe Goins and her attorney publicly accused Bill Cosby of assaulting Ms. Goins in 2008 at the 'Midsummer Night's Party' held at the Playboy Mansion in California. The party took place on August 9, 2008. Mr. Cosby was in New York on that date. We will be providing documentary evidence to the appropriate authorities which conclusively establishes Mr. Cosby's whereabouts on August 9th and for the preceding and succeeding days.
Chloe Goins originally spoke out in December to The Daily Mail after seeing 20 other women come forward with similar stories. Goins says she doesn't think she was raped, but suspects she was drugged and assaulted. Goins recalls that after finishing a drink Cosby brought her, "everything kind of went a little foggy, I started feeling sick to my stomach, and just dizzy," she said.
Goins recalls that Hugh Hefner noticed she looked unwell and offered her a room to rest in. Cosby jumped at the chance to show her the way and the next thing Goins remembers was waking up naked with Cosby.
I was butt naked lying on my back on a bed and didn’t have any idea where I was … I came to and remember seeing this big man crouched over me. It was Bill Cosby and he was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think he bit my toe as that’s what woke me up … He jumped up, pulled his pants back up quickly and left. He had seen that I was alert and bolted out of there, I was left in the room by myself … I remember waking up and feeling moist all over, like he had been licking all over me. 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.
Goins hadn't originally come forward out of fear that it would ruin her chances of having a modeling career. "Bill Cosby was on TV and had a family man image, I thought to hurt that, he would come after me, try to ruin me," she told The Daily Mail.
But after seeing so many other women speak up and be unable to get justice because of the statute of limitations on those decade old cases, Goins decided to tell her story.
This isn’t something I really wanted out there about myself, but I saw all the women who had come forward, over 20 women and it grossed me out. I feel he needs to pay for it, he deserves to pay for it. Unlike many of those women, I don’t think he raped me so I am one of the lucky ones, but at the same time it was a f—ed up situation.
Cosby and his lawyer have yet to come forward with definitive proof that he wasn't in Los Angeles at the time of the party, something Goins' lawyer Spencer Kuvin is demanding.
If he has evidence then we would like to see it, and the LAPD would like to see it too. Otherwise, it is just a lawyer's words. Additionally, I appreciate Mr. Singer admitting that Mr. Cosby has kept records going back to 2008. We would like to see where he was for the entire summer of 2008 and if he was ever at the mansion.
This case is very important as it's the only one with which the statute of limitations allows for Cosby to possibly face legal action. Cosby has maintained his innocence even in the wake of over 30 women coming forward. With criminal charges possible, I have no doubt that this case will get very messy before anything is worked out. We'll just have to wait to see if he does have proof he wasn't at the Playboy Mansion — and if he doesn't have proof, what his next move will be.
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