LAS VEGAS — The New York Times reported Wednesday that a woman who accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault, Paula Jones, has withdrawn her complaint.
The report, which cited multiple sources, said that Jones filed a complaint with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in October.
It said the case is “unfounded and will not be prosecuted.”
The Times cited two people familiar with the matter as saying the accuser would not cooperate with prosecutors and that prosecutors would be unable to bring the case to trial.
The report did not say how the accuser withdrew the complaint or what her role in the case would be.
Jones, a former “Apprentice” contestant, made the allegation in a series of tweets in late October.
She said that Cosby drugged and raped her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 1977, when she was 19.
Jones was also a co-host of the “Today” show in the 1980s.
Cosby denied the allegations and was eventually convicted of drugging and raping Jones in a separate case.
The woman, who declined to be named for fear of retribution, filed a civil suit against Cosby in July 2018.
Her suit was dismissed in August, but she sued again in November.
Jones said in a statement Wednesday that she had “no intention of stopping” her legal fight against Cosby.
“My hope is that this case can be resolved in the way that I believe it should be,” Jones said.
“As Paula said, ‘I’ll never do it.’ “