Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegation From 2008 Under Review by LA Prosecutors

Police investigation of model Chloe Goins’ accusations has been turned over to the district attorney

Last Updated: October 1, 2015 @ 3:38 PM

Los Angeles County prosecutors are reviewing an LAPD investigation into an alleged 2008 sexual assault involving Bill Cosby and model Chloe Goins at the Playboy Mansion, TheWrap has learned.

“The LAPD presented a case regarding Bill Cosby to our sex crimes division yesterday. It’s under review. That’s all I’ll say,” Jane Robison, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap Thursday.

Goins accused Cosby of drugging and assaulting her during a party at the mansion when she was 18. In January, she was interviewed by an LAPD detective for more than two hours, according to her attorney.

Goins is one of dozens of women who have come forward in recent months to accuse the 78-year-old star of rape, sexual assault and drugging their drinks.

As the growing list of accusers hovers around 50, including former supermodel Janice Dickinson, three more alleged victims came forward Wednesday. The three included a former IMG model, an ex-waitress and a woman who aspired to model for Playboy magazine.

During a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles, Pamela Abeyta, Sharon Van Ert and Lisa Christie detailed at length how they were allegedly victimized by the embattled comedian.

Van Ert alleged that the comedian assaulted her in 1976 after they met at the jazz club where she worked as a waitress in Redondo Beach, California. “I knew I was drugged because I threw up,” she told reporters.

“When I got home I realized my panties were missing and I never found them,” Van Ert added. “I believe that Mr. Cosby took them after he assaulted me. Afterwards I contacted the [club] owner’s wife and told her what Bill Cosby had done. Nothing came of it so I decided to quit my job.”

Cosby is scheduled to be deposed on Oct. 9 by Allred in a civil lawsuit filed by Judy Huth. She alleges that the TV legend put his hand down her pants and kissed her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 16. The comedian has denied the allegations.

In the wake of the accusations, Cosby has suffered several career setbacks. His attorney, Martin Singer, has denied accusations made against the comedian in the past. Singer did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Thursday.




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