Scoop: Model sues Bill Cosby over alleged 2008 sexual assault

Another woman, who filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Oct. 6, has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her. (Evan Vucci/AP)

A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 is suing the comedian for sexual assault.

Chloe Goins’ lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, seeks more than $75,000 in punitive damages for problems she has endured since the incident, including mental anguish and loss of self-esteem.

“Bill Cosby touched an intimate part of Chloe Goins’ body while she was seriously disabled and/or unconscious,” the lawsuit states, adding that Goins “at no time” gave Cosby consent to touch her body.

Cosby’s attorney Marty Singer did not immediately return an email message seeking comment.

Goins’ lawsuit does not specify when the incident occurred, but says 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 lawsuit includes a list of 40 women who have accused Cosby, 78, of sexual misconduct, including several who have indicated he drugged and assaulted them. Some are identified 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’ suit says when she met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion, he gave her drink that made her sick. He then offered to take her to a room to lie down, where she blacked out. When she awoke, the lawsuit states, she was naked, her breasts were wet and sticky and Cosby was biting one of her toes.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s is reviewing an investigation into Goins’ allegations for a possible criminal case against Cosby, but has not given a timetable for when a decision will be made. Goins met with police detectives in January.

— Associated Press

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