Hugh Hefner named in new Bill Cosby lawsuit
Hugh Hefner has been sued for allegedly "conspiring" to allow Bill Cosby to commit sexual assault on young women at his Playboy mansion
Los Angeles: Hugh Hefner has been sued for allegedly "conspiring" to allow Bill Cosby to commit sexual assault on young women at his Playboy mansion.
Former model Chloe Goins, 26, filed a federal civil suit at United States District Court in California's Central District against the embattled comedian last year 15), claiming she was just a teenager when Cosby allegedly forced himself upon her at a party held at Hefner's Playboy mansion in 2008.
In the former dispute, she claimed she felt dizzy and sick after Cosby gave her a drink and escorted her to a room.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office declined to file criminal charges in the case at the end of last year , and Goins voluntarily dismissed her federal lawsuit without prejudice in February. Since the matter was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice, this gave Goins and her legal team the opportunity to open up the case at a later date.
And now Goins and her lawyers are taking advantage of the opportunity, as they have re-filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court and while she still accuses Cosby of the same actions, she added the 90-year-old Playboy boss as a defendant, claiming he assisted his longtime friend in the alleged assault by telling her to lie down after the actor gave her the spiked drink.