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WPB firm files lawsuit against Cosby, Hefner

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Posted at 9:22 AM, May 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-19 23:21:39-04

A West Palm Beach law firm has announced a lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Personal injury lawyer Spencer Kuvin of the Law Offices of Craig Goldenfarb, P.A. said that the firm filed a civil lawsuit against Cosby and Hefner in California State Court.

Kuvin said the suit is on behalf of their client, Chloe Goins, in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred at the Playboy mansion in 2008.

The complaint alleges that Cosby gave Goins a drink during a party at the mansion and she began to feel "woozy." The complaint goes on to say Goins woke up later in a bed naked with Cosby there with his pants down.

Kuvin said the complaint is for sexual battery, gender violence, negligent infliction of emotional distress, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to commit a sexual battery.

"We've alleged in our complaint and we believe that we can prove at this time that not only was Mr. Cosby responsible for the heinous acts against our client and many other women, but that Mr. Hefner was complicit in not only our incident but for a history of violence against women; women that were invited to the Playboy mansion over the years and allowing Mr. Cosby to take these actions against young women that were invited to that home over the years," Kuvin said at a Thursday morning news conference.

Kuvin said his client was in her teens when the alleged assault happened. However, her age is not clear because Goins could not remember the exact date of the alleged incident. It was also not reported to police at the time.

The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles on Monday.