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Bill Cosby Playboy Mansion case dropped

Published 03/02/2016

US comedian Bill Cosby waves as he leaves the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on February 2 , 2016.KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images
US comedian Bill Cosby waves as he leaves the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania on February 2 , 2016.KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

The former model who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion has dropped her civil suit against the embattled comedian.

Chloe Goins, 27, was just a teenager when Cosby allegedly forced himself upon her at a party in 2008.

Goins said she felt dizzy and sick after Cosby gave her a drink and escorted her to a room, where she lost consciousness and awoke naked with Cosby licking her toes.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declined to file criminal charges in the case at the end of last year, and now Goins herself has ended her legal action.

She filed a voluntary dismissal of her lawsuit on Tuesday, hours after Cosby entered court in Pennsylvania to face an unrelated charge of aggravated indecent assault in 2004.

Andrea Constand claims Cosby sexually assaulted her at his house after giving her pills that knocked her out.

Cosby's lawyers argue their client was promised immunity after agreeing to co-operate in a civil lawsuit filed against him by giving a deposition, in which he admitted to offering drugs to women he wanted to have sex with. His testimony was made public last year.

A frail Cosby entered Montgomery County Court House on Tuesday morning. Once inside he listened attentively to the almost three-hour testimony from former District Attorney Bruce Castor, who declined to prosecute the comedian in 2005 after promising him if he testified in Constand's civil suit he would not use it against him in a criminal case. But the deal was never put into a formal written agreement. The hearing continues.

Meanwhile, Cosby has been ordered to give a second deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by Judy Huth in a separate case tied to another alleged encounter at Playboy boss Hugh Hefner's home. Huth claimed she was 15 in 1974 when the comic allegedly sexually assaulted her at the mansion. Her attorney, Gloria Allred, first deposed Cosby in October.

Cosby is currently fighting similar sexual assault claims from more than 50 women. The comedian and his legal representatives have consistently denied all allegations.

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