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24-Year-Old Woman Files Claim Against Bill Cosby

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A woman has gone to the LAPD with a claim against comedian Bill Cosby, and it might be the first that can be prosecuted since slew of allegations against him began.

24-year-old Chloe Goins appeared outside the LAPD headquarters with her attorney, Spencer T. Kuvin, today, KTLA reports.

"Miss Goins and I are here for two reasons: for justice and accountability," Kuvin said, according to City News Service. "Apparently, Mr. Cosby feels brazen enough and confident enough in his actions to make jokes at some of his shows about the 25-plus women that have now come forward. Miss Goins is certainly not joking."

Goins, who would have been 18 at the time, said that she encountered Cosby at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008. She said that she was chatting with Hugh Hefner and Cosby when Cosby excused himself to grab her and her female friend a drink. She said she felt sick after drinking the cocktail Cosby provided, and Hefner told her she could lie down for a bit in one of his rooms. Cosby offered to escort her to the room. Goins said she passed out. When she came to, she was naked on a bed and Cosby was licking her toes and masturbating. She said Cosby pulled his pants back on when she woke up, and left.

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Most of the women that have come forward accusing Cosby of sexually assaulting them have stories dating back to the '80s and '90s, far beyond the statute of limitations. While the statue of limitations for sexual battery or assault is only two years, it can be extended if the victim is a minor or if there is something that prevents the victim from going to the police.

Kuvin said that Goins was too intimidated by Cosby's fame to come forward back in 2008, but never went back to the Playboy Mansion or spoke to Cosby again. Goins first came forward in December, amid several other accusations.