Model Files Sexual Assault Suit Against Bill Cosby

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Model Files Sexual Assault Suit Against Bill Cosby

File Photo: Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015.

Los Angeles:  A 25-year-old model filed a lawsuit against disgraced United States comedian Bill Cosby on Tuesday alleging he sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

According to the civil complaint by Chloe Goins, Bill Cosby spiked her drink during a party at the famed mansion and she woke up naked in a bed to find him licking her toes and masturbating.

"Chloe Goins awoke to find that her breasts were wet and sticky, as if someone had been licking them, and Bill Cosby was biting one of her toes as he crouched at the end of the bed," the suit alleges.

It adds that when Cosby realized she was conscious, he quickly pulled up his pants and left the room.

Chloe Goins, who was 18 at the time of the alleged crime, is among some 50 women who claim that Bill Cosby, over a period spanning four decades, drugged them and then sexually assaulted or raped them.

The statute of limitations prevents most of the women from taking legal actions. In Chloe Goins's case, the statute runs out in May.

"Today marks a critical step in empowering women to address the rape culture that has become so prevalent in the entertainment industry and in the American conversation," said Chloe Goins's attorney Spencer Kuvin, who is seeking at least $75,000 in damages.

"We are confident that when all the facts come out, Mr. Bill Cosby will have to answer for his actions to not only my client, but all the women he has devastated."

Bill Cosby could also face criminal charges if prosecutors who are reviewing a police probe into Goins's allegations decide to pursue the case.

Last December, prosecutors declined to file charges over sexual assault allegations brought by Judy Huth, who claims Bill Cosby also assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old. Officials said the statue of limitations had expired.

Judy Huth went ahead and filed a civil lawsuit and Bill Cosby is due to give sworn testimony in the case on Friday.

More than 30 women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault have come forward in recent months recounting their stories in detail.

Twenty seven of them are due to appear on NBC News on Friday to tell their stories.

Bill Cosby's lawyers have repeatedly denied any wrongdoing by the 78-year-old comedian who has gone from being America's pre-eminent father figure on "The Cosby Show" to pariah.
 

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