Over the past year, more than 50 women have come forward to accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct. Now they are getting an opportunity to tell their stories with an hour-long television special titled Cosby: The Women Speak.
The special will air Thursday, September 17, at 9/8c on A&E. The network calls it “a provocative one-hour special offering intimate interviews with some of Bill Cosby’s accusers detailing his perfect storm of fame, power and rapid professional decline following mounting allegations by dozens of women.”
More from the press release:
New and past accusers tell us their story to help piece together the downfall one of the most respected entertainers in American history. First-hand accounts from the women themselves help examine the allegations, decade by decade to reveal new information and insight into the case. Cosby: The Women Speak will premiere Thursday, September 17th at 9 PM ET/PT.
As new allegations of sexual and other misconduct are leveled against comedian Bill Cosby, a horrific story is emerging of alleged assaults, drugging, unwanted advances and molestation of young women. Compelling interviews with over one dozen women, including actress Louisa Moritz, publicist Joan Tarshis and model Beverly Johnson, are seen throughout the special. We also examine what happened when Hannibal Burress’ standup went viral and how Cosby’s spokespeople have been responding since the firestorm of allegations began. Finally, we hear from the accusers about why they have come forward, how this story began and what’s next.
Here’s the Cosby: The Women Speak preview trailer:
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here is Heidi Thomas talking about meeting Bill Cosby in 1984 when she was a 24-year-old aspiring actress:
And another clip from Vulture, although it seems to have issues loading: