Bill Cosby accused of sexual assault in first claim outside the statute of limitations

Bill Cosby has denied previous allegations made against him

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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.

“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.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Cosby had filed a lawsuit against Judy Huth, who claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the actor aged 15.