Lawyer: Witnesses Confirm Cosby Sex Abuse

Plus: latest accusation puts assault's timing within statute of limitations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 16, 2014 8:19 AM CST
Witnesses Confirm Cosby Sex Abuse: Lawyer
Judy Huth appears at a press conference with attorney Gloria Allred, not shown.   (AP Photo/Anthony McCartney, File)

A pair of witnesses support a woman's claim that Bill Cosby sexually abused her when she was 15, her lawyer says in a court filing. Lawyer Marc Strecker says he's seen pictures of his client, Judy Huth, at the Playboy Mansion with Bill Cosby in the 1970s, reports the Hollywood Reporter, information that matches her story. The filing doesn't offer specifics of what the witnesses know, the AP reports, but it does contain a psychologist's assessment that there's "a reasonable basis to believe that Ms. Huth has been subject to childhood sexual abuse." Cosby, whose wife recently reacted to sex assault reports against him, isn't named in the psychological assessment.

Meanwhile, yet another woman has come forward with allegations against Cosby, saying he drugged her at another Playboy Mansion party just six years ago, when she was 18. The timing means Cosby could still be criminally charged for the incident, the Hollywood Reporter notes. Chloe Goins plans to report the incident to police, the Daily Mail reports. She says she went to a party at the mansion, where she was introduced to Cosby, who gave her a drink, though she was underage. Feeling dizzy, she lay down in a room offered by Hugh Hefner, she says. Cosby allegedly guided her to the room, and when she woke up, she says, she was naked and he was licking her toes and masturbating. "This isn't something I really wanted out there about myself," she says, but after so many women have come forward, "I feel he needs to pay for it." (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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