Cosby rape allegations lead Nevada to extend statute of limitations

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On Tuesday, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law that allows sexual assault charges to be brought for rapes committed within a 20-year period. Prior to the new law, the statute of limitations for rape cases in Nevada gave prosecutors a four-year window to bring charges. Lise-Lotte Lublin, one of the dozens of women who have claimed to have been assaulted by Cosby, has accused the comedy legend of raping her at a Vegas hotel in 1989. However, she was unable to file a police report in January, as numerous other women were coming forward with allegations, because the statute of limitations had expired. “They took my statement but couldn’t do anything with it,” Lublin said. Cosby’s problems continue to mount. After a rambling appearance on GMA earlier this month, supermodel Janice Dickinson filed a lawsuit against Cosby last week. In the suit, Dickinson alleges that Cosby defamed her when his lawyer publicly dismissed her rape allegations and called the accusation “a lie.” Dickinson’s camp has asked Cosby to retract that statement. Cosby has refused.

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