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Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing sex abuse case against Bill Cosby

Published 02/10/2015

Bill Cosby has been accused by a model of drugging and sexually abusing her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 (AP)
Bill Cosby has been accused by a model of drugging and sexually abusing her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 (AP)

Los Angeles prosecutors are reviewing an investigation into a model's accusations that Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion.

District attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison said that police detectives presented evidence on Wednesday for a possible criminal case.

There's no timetable for when a decision will be made on whether to charge the comedian, and it is unclear what charges could be filed.

Model Chloe Goins met detectives in January and has accused Cosby of drugging her and accosting her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion in August 2008.

But the comedian's lawyer has denied the claims, saying Cosby was not in Los Angeles at the time.

Cosby has been accused by dozens of women of sexual misconduct, but most of their claims are barred from being filed as civil or criminal cases due to statutes of limitations.

Goins was the second woman to meet Los Angeles police detectives to detail accusations against Cosby.

Prosecutors rejected filing charges against Cosby based on allegations by Judy Huth, a Riverside County resident who is suing the comedian, alleging he abused her in the early 1970s when she was aged 15. Huth's lawsuit also states the abuse happened at the Playboy Mansion.

Huth's claims were rejected for a criminal case because the statute of limitations had expired.

Cosby, 78, is scheduled to be deposed in that case on October 9.

Fallout from the allegations against Cosby continues, with the University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic school, revoking an honorary degree it presented to him in 2012.

The school announced the decision on Wednesday, the same day Brown University revoked a doctorate of humane letters it granted Cosby in 1985, and days after Fordham and Marquette universities rescinded degrees they bestowed on Cosby.

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