L.A. Prosecutors Reviewing Model's Claim of 2008 Sex Abuse by Bill Cosby
Police detectives presented evidence Wednesday afternoon for a possible criminal case against the comedian whose many other accusers are barred by statutes of limitations.
Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into a model's accusations that Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion, an official said Thursday.
District attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison said Thursday that police detectives presented evidence Wednesday afternoon for a possible criminal case.
There's no timetable for when a decision will be made on whether to charge the comedian, and it is unclear what charges could be filed.
Model Chloe Goins met with detectives in January and has accused Cosby of drugging her and accosting her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion in August 2008, but the comedian's lawyer has denied the claims, saying Cosby wasn't in Los Angeles at the time.
An email seeking comment from Cosby's attorney, Marty Singer, was not immediately returned.
Cosby has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, but most of their claims are barred from being filed as civil or criminal cases due to statutes of limitations.
Goins was the second woman to meet with Los Angeles police detectives to detail accusations against Cosby.
Prosecutors rejected filing charges against Cosby based on allegations by Judy Huth, a Riverside County resident who is suing the comedian, alleging he abused her in the early 1970s when she was 15 years old. Huth's lawsuit also states the abuse happened at the Playboy Mansion.
Huth's claims were rejected for a criminal case because the statute of limitations had expired.
Cosby, 78, is scheduled to be deposed in that case Oct. 9.
Fallout from the allegations against Cosby continues, with the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic school, revoking an honorary degree it presented to Cosby in 2012. The school announced the decision Wednesday, the same day Brown University revoked a doctorate of humane letters it granted Cosby in 1985, and days after Fordham and Marquette universities rescinded degrees they bestowed to Cosby.