"Ms. Goins is potentially the first victim of Mr. Cosby who is within California's legal statute of limitations to bring forward criminal charges," Goins' attorney Spencer Kuvin told reporters. "She fully understands and accepts the immense responsibility that her decision to be here today carries. Ms. Goins and I are here for two reasons: justice and accountability."
Kuvin went on to address the fact that Cosby has continued to work amid allegations of sexual assault, though the Associated Press reports that the comedian's Feb. 6 show was canceled.
"Apparently Mr. Cosby feels brazen and confident enough in his actions to make jokes in his recent comedy shows about the 25-plus women that have been brave enough to come out and tell their stories of what he did to them," Kuvin said. "Ms. Goins is certainly not joking."
During a show in Canada last week Cosby reportedly called out a woman who told him she was going to get a drink during his performance. He reportedly responded, saying, "You have to be careful about drinking around me."
While the accusations continue to pile up, Cosby has never been criminally charged for any of the allegations against him and he has categorically denied all claims of sexual assault.
It is Kuvin's hope that he can change this. "Ms. Goins is now determined to accomplish what so many other victims no longer have the opportunity to do -- to be the girl that puts Mr. Cosby behind bars, where he belongs," Kuvin said.