LA County DA won't file charges against Cosby

Posted at 1:12 PM, Jan 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-06 16:14:28-05

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declined Wednesday to file criminal charges against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations he sexually assaulted two women, including one at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.

Prosecutors declined to pursue a case against Cosby over allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in the Hollywood Hills in 1965, when the woman was 17 years old. Prosecutors said that case was barred due to the statute of limitations.

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Prosecutors also cited the statute of limitations and insufficient evidence in declining to file charges from the 2008 allegations.

A lawsuit filed Oct. 6 in federal court on behalf of model Chloe Goins alleged that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 when she was 18.

Cosby has been accused by dozens of women who claim the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted them. He was charged with sexual assault last week in Pennsylvania -- the first criminal charge filed against the comedian.