Two cases are crossed from Bill Cosby’s list of lawsuits. The Los Angeles County Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday, January 6, that the veteran actor would not be charged in relation to sexual abuse allegations from two women.

Jane Doe No. 1 and No. 2 accused Cosby of sexual assault occurring in 1965 and 2008 respectively. No. 2, identified as Chloe Goins, said the comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in August 2008. The two potential criminal offenses described by Goins would be misdemeanors, therefore were barred by the statute of limitations from prosecuting. There was not enough evidence to prove that a crime was committed.

Furthermore, police found out that Cosby was in New York on the weekend Goins said the incident occurred. He only came to Playboy Mansion one time that year, which was in February. Someone whom Goins said could prove her presence at the party also claimed she did not know Goins and had never been to the mansion.

Goins’ lawyer Spencer T. Kuvin said his client was disappointed. “We recognize that the bar for criminal prosecution, which is proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, is extremely high,” he said. “We nonetheless commend the efforts of the LAPD and the District Attorney’s Office with respect to their criminal investigation.”

Meanwhile, Jane Doe No. 1 claimed she was raped by Cosby when she was only 17 years old in 1965. The DA office determined that the statute of limitations had expired. Like Goins, Jane Doe No. 1 was equally “disappointed.” Her lawyer Gloria Allred said, “It is very difficult for a person who alleges that she is a victim to understand that there are arbitrary time periods set by law and that if allegations are not reported within that time period that it will be too late for a prosecutor to pursue them.”

On the other side, Cosby’s team was thankful for the investigation result. “We are satisfied that the Los Angeles DA’s Office fully and fairly evaluated all the facts and evidence, and came to the right conclusion in declining to file charges against Mr. Cosby,” the actor’s lawyers said in a statement.

“We are also pleased that, on the same day, the California Court of Appeal ruled in our favor in Dickinson v. Cosby, thus reversing the order of the lower court and preventing any effort by Dickinson to depose our client until such time as she has proven she has sufficient evidence under California law to move forward with her defamation claim.”



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