Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by an aspiring model.
The claim is thought to be the first to be within the statute of limitations.
The comedian has denied all previous allegations made against him. The Independent has sought comment on this most recent claim.
Chloe Goins alleges the incident took place in 2008 at a Playboy party, also attended by Cosby. She claims that the comedian gave her and a friend a drink, at which point she began to feel unwell.
“Everything kind of went a little foggy, I started feeling sick to my stomach, and just dizzy,” she told the Daily Mail.
She alleges that Hugh Hefner offered a spare room for her to lie down in and Cosby showed her the way. “'He had his arm around me to show me the way and I did notice he had been paying me a little more attention than my friend, but never thought anything of it,” she said.
Goins claims she doesn’t remember entering the room and alleges she awoke naked on a bed, with Cosby nearby.
“I came to and remember seeing this big man crouched over me,” she said. “It was Bill Cosby and he was at my feet, kind of licking and kissing them and I think he bit my toe as that's what woke me up.
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
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Winner of his first Emmy for 'I Spy' is Bill Cosby being congratulated by his wife Camille held at Americana Hotel, 1966
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Bill Cosby in 'I Spy', 1960s
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Bill Cosby in July 1973 in Perth
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Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor in 'California Suite', 1978
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Bill Cosby and Elmo in Sesame Street, 1989
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Bill Cosby poses for a picture with Florence Griffith-Joyner in June 1989
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Comedian Bill Cosby back in 1992
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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'
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US Monica Seles breaks into laughter as she jokes with comedian Bill Cosby during a celebrity match in the stadium at the US Open for the Arthur Ashe AIDS Challenge on 27 August 1995
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Bill Cosby meets Toronto Blue Jays' All-Star Joe Carter after the Stars played the Stripes in the Celebrity All-Star game which preceded workouts for the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium on 8 July 1996 in Philadephia
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Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards 14 April 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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Bill Cosby jokes with baseball great Hank Aaron after they both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony on 9 July 2002 at the White House in Washington
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Bill Cosby poses backstage after winning the 'Bob Hope Humanitarian Award' during the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on 21 September 2003 in Los Angeles
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'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno and comedian Bill Cosby laugh during a surprise visit by Cosby to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that Leno is using to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at NBC studios on 9 September 2005 in Burbank, California
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Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on 14 October 2007 in Washington
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Bill Cosby at the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on 26 October 2009 in Washington
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Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York on 6 April 2011
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Bill Cosby during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, 2012
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Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington
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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on 26 September 2014 in Las Vegas
“I kind of thank God for that because that's what woke me up and I came to.”
Cosby is said to have left the room abruptly, and Goins left the party with her friend not long after.
“We were young, we wanted to be Playboy models,” she said. “I was scared about saying anything about what happened, especially as it was at the Playboy mansion because it's known for naughty stuff.
“I didn't want to get in trouble and maybe ruin my modelling career. Bill Cosby was on TV and had a family man image.”
She was encouraged to come forward by the number of other women who claim they were drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby in a series of allegations made in recent months.
Goins’ lawyer has since made contact with LAPD.
“I never really thought about it before, but I definitely want to give a statement to the police,” she said.
“This isn't something I really wanted out there about myself, but I saw all the women who had come forward, over 20 women and it grossed me out. I feel he needs to pay for it, he deserves to pay for it.
“I don't think he raped me so I am one of the lucky ones, but at the same time it was a f***ed up situation.”
Cosby has defended himself against previous claims, saying that “people need to fact check”. His lawyer has described the allegations as “decades old” and “discredited”.
In 2006, Andrea Constand claimed that Cosby had drugged and assaulted her in his Philadelphia mansion in 2004 - allegations firmly denied by his lawyers. Over 13 alleged victims were proposing to testify but the civil case with Constand settled in 2006. The terms of the settlement remain undisclosed.Reuse content