CHASING COSBY GUIDING THEIR VOICES
WHO|April 20, 2020
CHASING COSBY GUIDING THEIR VOICES
AFTER REPORTING ON THE BILL COSBY ASSAULT CASE, NICKI WEISENSEE EGAN LETS SOURCES TELL THEIR OWN STORIES ON HER HIT PODCAST
Cynthia Wang

Cosby, now 82, is serving three to 10 years in prison for aggravated indecent assault.

Through numerous emails and hours of phone calls, across kilometres, and on many courthouse steps, the women at the heart of the pre-#MeToo case against Bill Cosby have had a relentless ally in Nicki Weisensee Egan.

Since 2005, the veteran crime and human interest writer’s meticulous reporting has helped Andrea Constand and 62 others document their experiences with the comedy legend, chronicling both their legal battles and personal journeys. Her persistence has offered them validation and community even in an era before social media could support them.

“I mean, who wants to be famous for being raped?” says Egan, 52. “There are other things you can do if you want to be famous. You don’t go and accuse the most powerful celebrity in the country of drugging and sexually assaulting [you].”

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April 20, 2020