Bill Cosby Won’t Face Criminal Charges From Los Angeles Prosecutors

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The Los Angeles District Attorney will not file charges against Bill Cosby involving two separate allegations, including one at the Playboy mansion in 2008.

The D.A. cited the statute of limitations and insufficient evidence.

Last week, Bill Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault in a case involving Andrea Constand in 2004, when she was director of operations for Temple University’s women’s basketball team. Cosby’s attorneys called the criminal case “unjustified” and said that their client would be exonerated.

The Los Angeles District Attorney said that they looked into two separate allegations against Cosby — one from 1965 and the other from 2008.

Although the D.A. identified the accusers as Jane Does, Chloe Goins, a model who alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, filed a civil lawsuit against the entertainer in a Los Angeles federal court in October. Cosby’s legal team has denied the allegations.

According to the D.A., the Jane Doe in the 2008 case alleges that when she was attending a party at the mansion that summer, she and a friend were introduced to Cosby, and he gave them each alcoholic beverages. Shortly after drinking it, she felt dizzy, and he escorted her to an upstairs bedroom to lie down. “When she awoke, her clothes were off, her breasts felt moist, as if they had been licked, and the suspect was at the foot of the bed biting at her toe. He appeared to be masturbating,” the D.A. said of her allegation. “Once she awoke, he quickly left the room and she found her clothing on the floor, dressed and left the Playboy Mansion with her friend.”

The D.A. said that initially, the incident was reported to have occurred at a party on Aug. 9, 2008. She told investigators that she was unsure if the incident occurred during that event, but was certain that it took place during the summer. Investigators said that they reviewed guests lists of 56 events at the mansion in 2008, and also reviewed video from outside the perimeter of the mansion. Cosby appeared on a guest list for an event in February, but did not show up in video footage. His accuser also did not show up in footage.

Investigators also tried contacting the victim’s friend, and while she provided contact information, the potential witness who matched the identification information “denied knowing [the accuser] or having ever visited the Playboy Mansion. Instead, the potential witness directed investigators to another individual who also denied knowing Jane Doe #2,” the D.A. said in its report.

The D.A. said that the accuser’s “statements were consistent with prior statements provided to investigators, but did not yield further evidence or investigative leads.”

The D.A. concluded that two potential criminal offenses — misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor indecent exposure — were barred by the statute of limitations. They also reviewed felony sex offenses not barred by the statute of limitations, including sexual battery by restraint, but concluded there was insufficient evidence.

“Consequently, after evaluating all potential charges, there is insufficient evidence to prove these crimes beyond a reasonable doubt,” the D.A. said in its report.

The other allegation was made by an unidentified accuser who claims that when she was 17 years old in 1965, Cosby took her to a jazz club in Hollywood and bought her alcoholic drinks. “She reported that he took her to an unknown residence in the Hollywood Hills and forced her to have sexual intercourse with him,” the D.A. said. “Filing the crime of forcible rape is barred by the statute of limitations and as such, any consideration of a criminal filing is prohibited by law.”

The lawsuit is the latest litigation against the comedian, and her complaint identifies 40 other women who have come forward to accuse Cosby of assaulting them.

Goins’ attorney had no immediate comment.

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  1. Nanna says:

    This women are gold diggers, i wonder why it took them donkey years to say something, i don’t believe any one of them.the DA did the right thing, throw the case out, it has no base.

  2. TM says:

    You are going to ‘The Playboy Mansion’ and are surprised someone licks your toes?

  3. Los Angeles District Attorney was also cautious enough to avoid another high-profile case. The last thing L.A needs is another reason to start a riot.

  4. Even though the Judge threw it out, doesn’t mean he got away with anything. He still has to go in front of the highest Judge in all the land, GOD himself, and he knows all!

  5. wiggl wagon says:

    Why were those women out running around with Cosby in the first place? Every one of them knew exactly what the casting couch is used for. Anything and everything they did was okay in their own minds as long as there was still a chance of becoming a super rich super star. I have no sympathy for any of the women.

    Where were the parents? Why was a 17 year old girl at a party at the Playboy Mansion? Why were any of these YOUNG LADIES running around with an old, MARRIED man?

    The real problem is that the parents were also dreaming of becoming super rich off of a super star daughter.

  6. angel says:

    I Dont’ believe any of this crap. i was molested as a young person and i would not have held this to myself that many years i don’t care who the person is. and the one was at the playboy mansion WTH where you doing there if not to mess around. this is a load of bull.

    • Actually angel, a lot of children that were molested never told. I was assaulted over 30 years ago and I never told anyone for decades. Everyone is different. Some tell some don’t. BTW, just because someone is at the playboy mansion doesn’t give anyone the right to rape a woman. They still have the right to say no.

  7. Oso says:

    The alleged rape was in 1065? I guess 950 years is a bit beyond the statute of limitations, but still…

  8. Karmic justice will be revealed to Cosby, himself. Best of luck.

  9. I am glad to see that. God is the judge. I am glad that people are being good to Crosby. He needs to be compensated. He has gone through a lot with this.

    • In that case, we should empty the prisons of all the murderers, pedophiles, rapists and drug dealers. They go live with you.

      • wiggl wagon says:

        Get real, Erika! The only reason they are WHINING now is because he has a few hundred million dollars. Let’s see. Since the casting couch did not pay off, maybe a civil suit will. Two or three hundred million divided between the 50 accusers, that might assuage some of the feelings of guilt and failure.

  10. SPIKE says:

    skated by those, you scumbag, the East Coasters will throw u in jail where you bloody well belong, you wanker.

  11. chill says:

    White Supremacy

  12. chill says:

    Who cares! Lets get into our own lives. Leave hollyweird, alone everbody knowns those elites get down like that. Most of those Mansion parties have drugs on every table, you already no what to expect if you go.

  13. BobC. says:

    As Jay Leno rightfully said, “I don’t know why it’s so hard to believe women,” when asked about the controversy surrounding Cosby. “You to go Saudi Arabia and you need two women to testify against a man. Here you need 25.”

    Since that time 25 more woman came forward.

    Not good enough.

  14. ML says:

    That’s it?! I don’t believe it. Obviously the prosecutors felt they had enough evidence to charge him, so why won’t they follow through? This is wrong. Just wrong. I can’t imagine the frustration and anger and helplessness all the victims feel. It’s like another abuse all over again. And Cosby’s and every other rapist are laughing away. Just gross.

  15. Nanny Mo says:

    The whole thing is really sad, although I have several white friends who have worked with Cosby and they have all told me that when the camera is off, he says lots of rude and racist things to them. It’s all really sad. I’ve loved your work over the years Bill, I wish I didn’t know your personal life. I doubt I’ll be able to watch any of your stuff and not reflect on all these allegations about you.

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