Citing the statute of limitations and lack of evidence, the L.A. County DA will not file criminal charges against disgraced comedian Bill Cosby in two specific cases, including an alleged attack at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.
A short from the office of Jackie Lacey read: “The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has declined to file criminal charges against actor Bill Cosby.”
The two complainants in the two cases were identified only as Jane Doe #1 and Jane Doe #2.
Jane Doe #1 alleged that Cosby attacked her in the Hollywood Hills in 1965 when she was just 17 years old. The incident could have resulted in charges of forcible rape, but the statute of limitations has run out.
The details of Jane Doe #2’s case match up with accusations made by model Chloe Goins, who accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.
Chloe told investigators in 2014 that Cosby drugged her, and when she woke up she was naked and he was performing lewd acts.
Chloe’s case fell within the statute of limitations and could have involved charges of misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor indecent exposure, but investigators found insufficient evidence to bring the case to trial.