by Patricia L. Dickson 1/8/16
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has reported that it will not charge Bill Cosby for a sexual assault claimed by Chloe Goins. Goins’s claim to have been sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby at Hugh Hefner’s playboy mansion in 2008 was entirely fabricated, according to the Los Angeles Times:
Chloe Goins, 25 told Los Angeles police and prosecutors that the comedian gave her a drink that caused her to black out during a party at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. When she awoke, she said, she found herself naked on a bed with her breast moist and with Cosby biting her toes with his pants around his ankles. Cosby’s attorneys have denied the accusations and said he was in New York at the time of the party. Goins reported the allegation last year and was interviewed for 2½ hours by an LAPD detective and again in November by a prosecutor. She initially alleged the attack occurred at the Midsummer Night’s Dream Party, held in August 2008. During the investigation, however, she told police she was not certain what the party was that she attended. Goins is not identified in the district attorney’s documents but has previously made her allegations public. Videos of the Midsummer party from the perimeter of Holmby Hills mansion showed no images of Goins or a woman she said accompanied her, according to a report declining the prosecution. Cosby was in New York the weekend of the party, prosecutors said. Detectives did not find Cosby’s name on any guest lists for 56 documented events at the Playboy Mansion in the summer of 2008. But they did find his name on the guest list for a February party, the report noted. The woman who Goins said accompanied her to the mansion told police she did not know Goins and never visited the Playboy estate, according to the declination filed by Deputy Dist. Atty. Jodi M. Link. Link noted that two crimes described by Goins, misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor indecent exposure, are beyond the statute of limitations. The district attorney also reviewed potential felonies still within the statute of limitations. The prosecutors determined there was no evidence to support charges of sexual battery by restraint or sexual assault by intoxication. Spencer Kuvin, Goins’ attorney, said the D.A.’s decision was a “disappointment” but in no way affects his client’s civil case against Cosby.
It appears that Chloe Goins made up the story out of thin air. She tearfully recounted this harrowing story on Dr. Phil and on CNN to Anderson Cooper. However, it turns out that Mr. Cosby never even met this woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her. One accuser’s story has fallen apart and counting.
Patricia Dickson blogs at Patricia’s Corner.
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