It has been a rough 2015 for the famed iconic actor/comedian Bill Cosby. He made headlines last year for numerous sexual assualt accusations from at least 50 women. His accusers claimed that Mr.Cosby drugged them and took advantage of them sexually, though Cosby denied these allegations the said assaults range from over a span of over four decades.
Well, Cosby received some good news from the LA county district attorney’s office. They released a statement saying they will not be filing criminal charges from two sexual assault cases.
The district attorney’s office said in a charge evaluation worksheet, obtained by E! News, that it had “evaluated allegations of sexual assault” made against Cosby but would not pursue charges. Any that could have been issued are barred by the statute of limitations or were not pursued due to lack of evidence. The Pennsylvania case, which remains ongoing, was filed just before the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution was due to expire.
“We are satisfied that the Los Angeles DA’s office fully and fairly evaluated all the facts and evidence, and came to the right conclusion,” Chris Tayback, a lawyer for Cosby, said in a statement posted by CNN.
The woman’s accusations against Cosby could have been classified as misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor indecent exposure, which are both barred by the statute of limitations. Prosecutors also said other potential charges of “sexual battery by restraint,” a felony, and “sexual assaults by intoxication of or an unconscious victim” and “assault with intent to commit a sex offense” were also contemplated.
“Consequently, after evaluating all potential charges, there is insufficient evidence to prove these crimes beyond a reasonable doubt,” the office said.