Bill Cosby's Accusers Will Speak During Hour-Long TV Special
Cosby on stage last November. (Getty)
The women who have come forward and accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault will now get to tell their harrowing stories during a one-hour special on A&E, called Cosby: The Women Speak. The program, which was announced today, will air this Thursday at 9 p.m.
Variety reports that the hour will include "intimate interviews with the accusers." Together, the network notes, the "new and past accusers tell us their story to help piece together the downfall of one of the most respected entertainers in American history." Here's a preview:
According to the LA Times, "The special will also look at the routine by comedian Hannibal Burress about Cosby that went viral, and a response by Cosby's representative to the continuing onslaught of accusations by women."
Out of the over 50 women, around a dozen took part in the show, including actress Louisa Moritz, publicist Joan Tarshis, and model Beverly Johnson, who says in the preview clip: “I think a lie always sees the light."
Johnson came forward last December, saying Cosby drugged her after she met him at an audition for The Cosby Show. When she realized she had been drugged, she screamed, and says he grabbed her "by my left arm... yanking all 110 pounds of me down a bunch of stairs." Her story has been one of the many that have come out, despite the efforts of Cosby and his team to silence these women.