Bill Cosby’s dwindling fan base may have just lost one of its most popular social defenses of the comedian: As of today, it’s no longer true that none of the more than 20 women who have come forward in recent months to accuse Cosby of sexual assault did so in time to file a legal complaint with legs.
Model Chloe Goins, who last month told the Daily Mail that she had an unwanted sexual encounter with Cosby at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, went on the record about the assault with the Los Angeles Police Department today. Her cooperation with investigators could result in the Cosby Show star being formally charged with a crime. This afternoon, Goins’ attorney, Spencer Kuvin, released a statement saying that Ms. Goins is “potentially the first victim of Mr. Cosby who is within California’s legal statute of limitations to bring forward criminal charges. She fully understands and accepts the immense responsibility that her decision to be here today carries.”
He added, “Ms. Goins is now determined to accomplish what so many other victims no longer have the opportunity to do—to be the girl that puts Mr. Cosby behind bars, where he belongs.”
Goins’ police report isn’t today’s only tough news for Cosby, who has not been charged with a crime and has denied all allegations of sexual misconduct. Ticketmaster is now offering refunds for tickets to the comedian’s upcoming Denver shows and a February performance in Worcester, Massachusetts has been cancelled.