More than two-dozen women have come forward in the media and accused comedian Bill Cosby of raping them, but only one has the statute of limitations on her side. Chloe Goins says in 2008, Cosby drugged and raped her at a party at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.
Goins is looking to press charges against Cosby, but what he’ll be charged with is still foggy. Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department told BuzzFeed the accusations will be investigated, but no further information was offered after that.
In recent stand-up performances, Cosby has joked about the accusations, even going so far as to tell one woman (who was standing up to get a drink), “Be careful about drinking around [him].” At another show the following night, a group of protesters began shouting “We believe the women.” They were soon escorted out of the venue at Cosby’s request.
Goins’ accusations, however, will not go unnoticed and will be the first to potentially meet a court of law after 50 years of accusations against Cosby. Under California’s statute of limitations, rape, penetration or rape of genital or anal openings by foreign object, or forcible acts of sexual penetration reported withing 10 years of occurrence can be prosecuted. After six years since the supposedly incident, Goins is well within her rights. She says at this party, she was offered a drink from Cosby and she then woke up naked to her accused licking her toes and masturbating.
Goins’ laywer, Spencer Kuvin, writes in his statement, “Apparently, Mr. Cosby feels brazen and confident enough in his actions to make jokes in his recent comedy shows about the 25 plus women that have been brave enough to come out and tell their stories of what he did to them. Ms. Goins is certainly not joking … Mr. Cosby should and will be held accountable.”
No word from Cosby’s lawyer, Marty Singer.
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