In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, actor-comedian Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York.
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Attorney: Cosby in different state on night of alleged assault


Bill Cosby was in New York City on the 2008 night when a woman said he assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in California, according to a statement released Friday by the comedian’s lawyer, Martin D. Singer.

The 24-year-old accuser, Chloe Goins, who was 18 at the time of the alleged assault, spoke with Los Angeles police detectives on Wednesday, detailing claims that Cosby drugged and sexually abused her during the 2008 “Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” party at the Playboy Mansion.

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“The party took place on August 9, 2008,” said the statement from Cosby’s attorney. “Mr. Cosby was in New York on that date. We will be providing documentary evidence to the appropriate authorities which conclusively establishes Mr. Cosby’s whereabouts on August 9th and for the preceding and succeeding days.”

Goins’ attorney, Spencer Kuvin, told reporters on Wednesday that Goins passed out after being drugged, then woke up naked with the comedian standing naked over her. 

In response to the Friday statement from Cosby’s attorney, Kuvin told msnbc via email that “The LAPD will be the judge in whether his evidence is sufficient or not. Let’s see his proof. Until then, it is just a lawyer talking, which is not evidence.”

More than two dozen women have come forward accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct in the past months, resulting in the cancellation of Cosby’s planned projects and appearances. The accusations began more than a decade ago.

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The comedian has never been charged for a crime, and Cosby’s lawyers have described the accusations as “utter nonsense.” Singer previously said, “People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media-driven feeding frenzy.”

Cosby is scheduled to perform Saturday in Denver in two back-to-back shows.

Andrew Blankstein contributed reporting to this article.


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Attorney: Cosby in different state on night of alleged assault