Thirty-five women who had previously alleged they were either raped or sexually assaulted by US comedy legend Bill Cosby were united Monday on a magazine cover to tell the startlingly similar stories of abuse. The New York magazine cover story is the largest expose yet of alleged abuse from nearly 50 women who have publicly accused Cosby of assault from the 1960s to 1996 across the United States, in which the magazine photographed and interviewed each of the victim separately in a project that was six months in the making before the stories were uploaded on the web edition late Sunday.
Cosby, a pioneering African-American comedian who played a beloved family doctor on the hit 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show,” has become a pariah in the wake of the snowballing scandal.
Despite being interviewed separately, many of their stories are startlingly similar: that the famed comedian drugged them, then assaulted or raped them while they were barely conscious.
“Each story is awful in its own right. But the horror is multiplied by the sheer volume of seeing them together,” the magazine wrote.
Many of the 35 in this week’s magazine story say they know of others still out there who have chosen to remain silent and have not publicly shared their stories.
Source: Yahoo News