Model Sues Bill Cosby Over Alleged 2008 Sexual Assault
The lawsuit states that Chloe Goins met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion, where she blacked out after he offered her a drink.
A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 sued the comedian on Tuesday for sexual assault.
Chloe Goins' lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeks punitive damages for a variety of problems she says she has endured since the incident, including mental anguish and loss of self-esteem and dignity.
"Bill Cosby touched an intimate part of Chloe Goins' body while she was seriously disabled and/or unconscious," states the lawsuit.
Cosby's attorney, Marty Singer, did not immediately return an email message seeking comment. He previously has denied Goins' accusations and denied Cosby was in town on the date one of the model's lawyers has said the incident occurred.
Goins' lawsuit does not specify a date when the incident occurred, but it states it is being filed under a provision that allows victims of underage sexual abuse to sue for several years after they turn 18. Goins turned 18 in May 2008, which would place the incident several months before her attorney, Spencer Kuvin, initially said the incident occurred.
The AP normally doesn't identify people who say they are victims of sexual abuse, but Goins has come forward publicly in the lawsuit and at a January news conference.
The lawsuit includes a list of 40 women who have accused Cosby, 78, of some form of sexual misconduct, including several who have accused the comedian of drugging and assaulting them. Some of the women are identified only by pseudonyms they have given during press conferences with attorney Gloria Allred, who represents a woman who accuses Cosby of molesting her around 1974 when she was 15.
Goins' lawsuit states she met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion. The comedian gave her a drink that made her sick and dizzy, states the complaint. Cosby then offered to take her to a room to lie down, where she blacked out, according to the lawsuit.
When she awoke, the lawsuit states Goins was naked, her breasts were wet and sticky, and Cosby was lower down on the bed biting one of her toes.
The comedian left the room when Goins awoke and confronted him about what he was doing, states the lawsuit.
"Ms. Goins at no time gave Bill Cosby consent to touch her body in any way, let alone in a sexual manner," states the lawsuit.
The Los Angeles District Attorney's office said last week that it is reviewing a police investigation into Goins' allegations for a possible criminal case against Cosby. There is no timetable for when a decision will be made. Goins met with police detectives in January.