Bill Cosby And Chloe Goins In Settlement Talks Over Sexual Assault Lawsuit
Bill Cosby might be able to dodge another criminal case. The comedian is reportedly in settlement talks with Chloe Goins, who previously filed a civil lawsuit on October 6 in which she accused Cosby of sexual assault.
According to Goins’ suit, Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008. And while the court requires Cosby be served with the lawsuit within 90 days of its filing, he has still yet to receive it. That seems to indicate that both parties are in settlement talks, but may not yet have reached an agreement.
A settlement may be crucial for Cosby since the L.A. County District Attorney is reviewing Goins’ allegations, with an eye towards filing criminal charges against him. But if Goins settles with Cosby, the settlement would almost assuredly contain a confidentiality clause, which would prevent her from talking about the case, and unable to testify against him should he be charged criminally.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Cosby was charged yesterday with aggravated indecent assault for the alleged 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand. He was released on $1 million bail, but could receive up to 10 years in prison, if convicted of the charge. Cosby’s due back in court for a preliminary hearing on January 14.
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