Cosby will not face criminal charges in two alleged sexual assault incidents that occurred in California.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed on Wednesday that they were declining to file charges against the actor.
The news comes just one week after it was announced that Cosby would be facing three felony charges of aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania over a 2004 incident involving Andrea Constand.
In the more recent Los Angeles case, alleged sexual assault involved Chloe Goins.
Goins, who was 18 at the time, had alleged that she met Cosby at the Playboy Mansion, he gave her a drink and that she awoke to find him biting her toes with his pants around his ankles.
The District Attorney pointed out a number of problems with this claim, starting with the fact that Goins was not certain of the night the assault had happened at the Play Mansion.
The night she had originally claimed, investigators were able to determine that Cosby had been across the country in New York.
Furthermore, there was no footage of either Goins or Cosby outside the party from video studied by the investigators in the case.
A search of the guest lists from other parties that year at the Mansion also showed that Cosby had only been there on one occasion, in February.
The Goins claims were addressed separately by the county lawyers.
“The incident as described by Jane Doe #2 included two potential criminal offenses: misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor indecent exposure,”
says today’s paperwork from the L.A. D.A.
“Both of these offenses occurred in 2008 and are barred by the statute of limitations and as such, any consideration of a criminal filing is prohibited by law. Therefore, prosecution is declined.”
Using an old cell phone number as a lead, the office spoke to two women who both denied knowing Goins or anything about the incident.
Goins said one of the women or at least the owner of the cell number accompanied her to the Playboy Mansion on the day in question.
Also on Wednesday, it was ruled that former supermodel Janice Dickinson could not depose Cosby in a defamation suit she has filed against the actor following claims he made about her after she accused him of sexual assault earlier this year for an incident that occurred in 1982 in Lake Tahoe.
Cosby was released last Wednesday on $1m bail in the criminal case. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge.