Bill Cosby Will Not Be Charged With Sexual Assault in Atla
Rucuss staffJuly 4, 2015
Comedian Bill Cosby will not be charged in Atlantic City for sexual assault.
Prosecutors in New Jersey have decided not to pursue rape charges against Cosby because its past the statute of limitations. Lili Bernard claimed Cosby drugged and raped her in Atlantic City in the 1990s.
But according to a statement from Cosby’s New Jersey lawyer, Edwin J. Jacobs, charges will not be filed.
“As of this writing, the office of the Atlantic County prosecutor has terminated its investigation, closed its file and so notified Ms. Bernard’s lawyer,” Jacobs said. “There will be no charges filed. Whatever (Bernard) was claiming was far beyond the statute of limitations. That was my legal analysis and the analysis of the Atlantic County prosecutor.”
Bernard is one of dozens of women who came forward with accusations against Cosby claiming he drugged and raped her after she made an appearance on The Cosby Show back in 1992.
Benard’s lawyer Gloria Allred also released a statement.
“Three little words – statute of limitations,” Allred said. “These words appear to be Mr. Cosby’s three favorite words in the English language. He and his lawyers throw them out whenever they can, while Mr. Cosby continues to thumb his nose at the many alleged victims who have accused him of violating their trust and their bodies.”
Allred continued, “There will come a day when one or more of his numerous alleged victims will finally be able to break through the barriers and force Mr. Cosby to be accountable… I look forward to that day and to be able to look Mr. Cosby in the eye and tell him that justice has no time limit!”
More than 30 women have come forward and alleged Cosby assaulted them since early 2014. Cosby continues to deny claims and said he will not address accusations,
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