Just yesterday, another woman came forward claiming that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her. However, the outcome of this allegation may end differently: The alledged incident happened in 2008, meaning that Cosby could be charged and prosecuted since the case might fall within the statute of limitations.
The latest accuser, Chloe Goins, recounts a tale similar to the 20-plus women who have previously stepped forward. Goins was an 18-year-old model who met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. She claimed that Cosby drugged her and brought her to a bedroom. She passed out, but when she regained consciousness, she said that she was naked and Cosby was licking her toes while masturbating.
Yesterday, Goins spoke with Los Angeles police. Unlike other decades-old allegations against Cosby (such as Judy Huth, the accuser who also said that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage), Goins' case could potentially result in charges against Cosby since it happened less than 10 years ago. However, the LAPD has yet to determine the statute of limitations in this particular case, reports MSN.
"We will take a report from anybody, and we'll initiate an investigation on any allegations of criminal misconduct," LAPD spokesperson Andy Smith told reporters yesterday afternoon at a press conference. "We're happy to do that, and we will push forward with an investigation on that case."
If Goins is eligible—and chooses—to pursue the case, she could potentially bring both civil and criminal charges against the commedian.
"Chloe is very aware of her responsibility because so many other women are outside the statute of limitation," said Spencer Kuvin, Goins' attorney.