New Bill Cosby Suit Alleges Sexual Assault at Playboy Mansion, Accuses Hugh Hefner Of Negligence and Conspirac
By Meredith B. Kile
A new sexual assault suit against comedian Bill Cosby was filed on Monday, alleging sexual assault at the Playboy Mansion and accusing Hugh Hefner of negligence and conspiracy to commit sexual battery.
In legal documents obtained by ET, Chloe Goins, the 26-year-old plaintiff, alleges that she was invited to the Mansion as a friend’s plus-one to a party in 2008. Upon their arrival, Goins says she met both Hefner and Cosby, who offered to get her and her friend a drink.
Goins’ lawsuit alleges that after drinking the beverage Cosby brought her, she “began to feel ill.” The lawsuit further claims that both Hefner and Cosby saw that Goins was “woozy,” and Goins says Hefner suggested that she go “lie down” in a bedroom at the Mansion. “Goins is informed and believed that Defendant Cosby put some type of drug or narcotic in the drink,” the document reads.
According to the legal documents, Cosby then allegedly escorted Goins to a private room, after which she says she blacked out. When she awakened “sometime later,” she says she was unsure of how long she had been unconscious. Goins claims in the lawsuit that she was naked in the bedroom, with Cosby at her feet, sucking on one of her toes. She also says she “felt a wet and sticky substance on her breasts as though a person had been licking them.”
The lawsuit claims that after Goins regained consciousness, Cosby pulled up his pants, “which were previously removed,” and left the room. In the documents, she says she was “scared, afraid, embarrassed and repulsed at what had just occurred,” and left the residence.
Goins also says in the suit that she told her friend about the incident, but was dissuaded from reporting the incident to police because “they would never be invited to large, celebrity-filled parties such as Hefner’s again.” She claims she made the decision to come forward after seeing reports of Cosby’s other victims.
The lawsuit accuses Cosby of sexual battery, gender violence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. It also accuses both Cosby and Hefner of negligent infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to commit sexual battery and gender violence, alleging that by providing alcohol to underage partygoers and inviting Cosby, whom “Hefner knew or should have known had a history of severe and serial sexual battery and or possibly rape of women” the publisher was “negligent at the very least.”
This is just the latest round of sexual assault allegations against the comedian and TV star. In April, a Superior Court judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania ruled that Temple University employee Andrea Constand’s criminal case against Cosby can move forward. Constand alleges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004.