The embattled comedian’s legal troubles continue with a new sexual battery lawsuit filed in California state court by local law firm; lawsuit names Hugh Hefner as a co-Defendant.
WEST PALM BEACH (5/18/16) — Personal injury lawyer Spencer Kuvin of the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. has filed a civil lawsuit against Bill Cosby and accomplice Hugh Hefner in California State Court on behalf of client Chloe Goins, for a sexual assault that occurred at the Playboy Mansion in 2008.
Spencer Kuvin and attorney Craig Goldenfarb will be hosting a local press conference on Thursday May 19th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the firm’s law office to discuss the lawsuit, and why Hugh Hefner has been named as a Defendant.
Who: Spencer Kuvin, Esq. and Craig Goldenfarb, Esq., attorneys for Chloe Goins
What: Local press conference to discuss the sexual battery lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner
When: Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Where: The Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A., 1800 S Australian Ave, Suite 400, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
Media Contact: Tom Copeland, Marketing Director, 561-697-4440 (cell: 561-601-5036)
Background: The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles this past Monday, seeks damages for sexual battery, gender violence, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and conspiracy. The complaint stems from an incident in which a young woman named Chloe Goins was sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby while visiting the Playboy Mansion in 2008. Upon arriving at the Mansion, Ms. Goins met Defendants Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner, at which time Hefner offered Goins and her friend an alcoholic drink, which Cosby obtained.
Shortly after ingesting the drink, Goins felt “woozy”, and was offered by Hefner to lie down in a room, to which she was escorted by Cosby. Goins then blacked out. She awoke soon after to find herself nude in a bed, with Cosby at the foot of the bed, biting and sucking on her toes. She recalls her chest feeling “wet” and “moist”, as if it had recently been licked. When Cosby discovered Goins had regained consciousness, he pulled up his pants, which had been removed, and quickly left the room.
Attorneys for Ms. Goins are asking the Court for a jury trial, where they will be prepared to prove that not only did Bill Cosby commit this horrific sexual battery, inflicting years of trauma and emotional distress, but that Hugh Hefner, as Cosby’s close friend and proprietor of the Mansion for more than four decades, is complicit in the attack, as Hefner knew, or should have known, that Cosby had routinely sexually attacked or assaulted women at the Mansion dating as far back as the 1970’s.
Ms. Goins was likely a minor at the time of the attack by Cosby. This is the first lawsuit in the sad saga that has led to Bill Cosby’s professional and personal demise since allegations of sexual assault and rape have surfaced from more than fifty women to name both Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner as co-Defendants in civil litigation.