Model Goins sues Bill Cosby for sexual assault at Playboy Mansion.

Model Sues Bill Cosby for Alleged Sexual Assault at Playboy Mansion When She Was 18

Model Sues Bill Cosby for Alleged Sexual Assault at Playboy Mansion When She Was 18

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Oct. 6 2015 8:18 PM

Model Chloe Goins Sues Bill Cosby for Alleged Sexual Assault at Playboy Mansion

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Sign held by a protestor outside of Bill Cosby's comedy show Jan. 17, 2015 in Denver.

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Model Chloe Goins filed suit against Bill Cosby on Tuesday for an alleged sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. The 25-year-old came forward last December saying that Cosby sexually assaulted her when she was 18 years old, after she drank a mixed drink the comedian prepared for her that caused her to pass out. “Goins' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles seeks punitive damages for a variety of problems she says she has endured since the incident, including mental anguish, loss of self-esteem and dignity,” the Associated Press reports. “‘Bill Cosby touched an intimate part of Chloe Goins' body while she was seriously disabled and/or unconscious,’ the lawsuit states.”

Goins’ civil suit is the third brought by an accuser against Cosby since numerous allegations of sexual assault were revisited last year, sparking outrage. Several of the other suits are claiming defamation by Cosby, rather than sexual assault because, so far, each of the dozens of accusations exceeds the statute of limitations for such crimes. “The civil suit by Chloe Goins comes as L.A. County prosecutors are already reviewing a criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department into the 25-year-old model's allegations,” according to the Los Angeles Times. “LAPD detectives presented the findings of their investigation last week to the district attorney’s office, which is reviewing the work.”