Comedian Bill Cosby will not be charged following sexual assault charges made by Lili Bernard this past May. The actress 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.
“Whatever she was claiming was far beyond the applicable statute of limitations,” Cosby’s New Jersey lawyer Edwin J. Jacobs said in a statement obtained by EW. “That was my analysis and the analysis of the Atlantic County Prosecutor. Ms. Bernard’s lawyer apparently thought other wise, but was wrong.”
While New Jersey does not presently have a statute of limitations on sexual assault cases, the state did before 1996. Jacobs told Press of Atlantic City that the allegations pre-date the law change. As such, the investigation has been terminated and its file closed.