One of Bill Cosby‘s alleged victims is heading to Nevada in an effort to remove the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault.
The unidentified woman, along with her attorney Gloria Allred, will testify at a Nevada Assembly hearing on Friday in support of a bill that would eliminate the statute of limitations for those accused of rape and sexual assault. Under current law, Cosby cannot be criminally prosecuted for the alleged victim’s claims.
Friday’s hearing will mark the first legislative effort to eliminate the statute of limitations for rape anywhere in the U.S. since the scandal currently surrounding Cosby erupted in November.
Allred will also testify at the hearing, as she represents a number of women who claim that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the comedian.
Former “The Cosby Show” star Cosby has been besieged by scandal in recent months, with numerous women coming forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. The comedian’s alleged drugging of the victims has been a common theme of the allegations.
Cosby’s attorney, Martin Singer, has denied the allegations.
“The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity,” Singer has said in a statement.
Cosby has suffered a number of career setbacks since the allegations emerged, including the postponement of a Netflix comedy special. NBC also shelved plans to develop a comedy that would have served as a starring vehicle for Cosby.