LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck confirmed Wednesday the department has an ongoing investigation into Bill Cosby, but it is unrelated to a deposition released this week, in which the comedian admitted to getting drugs for women with whom he wanted to have sex.
“We have an ongoing investigation that’s unrelated to the newest revelations,” Beck said, but he would not offer any other specifics.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
In January, a woman who claimed Cosby took advantage of her at the Playboy mansion in 2008 met with Los Angeles police, contending that Cosby took her to a bedroom where she passed out and later awoke with him licking her toes. Chloe Goins was 18 at the time, according to her attorney, Spencer Kuvin.
Kuvin said Cosby gave Goins a drink, and the next thing she remembered was waking up naked in bed next to the comedian, who was licking her toes and masturbating.
Cosby’s attorney has repeatedly denied wrongdoing by the comedian and has dismissed the allegations as baseless.
After Goins met with detectives in January, LAPD Cmdr. Andy Smith said the department will investigate any allegations of criminal misconduct from anybody.
“We’re happy to do that, and we will push forward with an investigation on that case,” he said.READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
Goins is one of dozens of women across the country who say Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them.
In mid-December, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to file charges against Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted one of attorney Gloria Allred’s clients, Judy Huth. Huth claims Cosby assaulted her at the Playboy mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old. Prosecutors said they could not pursue a case because the statute of limitations had expired.
On Monday, the Associated Press obtained a 2005 deposition transcript, in which Cosby, now 77, admitted obtaining quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex.
Cosby, giving sworn testimony in a lawsuit accusing him of sexual assaulting a Temple University employee at his home in Pennsylvania in 2005, said he obtained seven quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s.
“When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” Cosby was asked.
“Yes,” Cosby replied.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
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