New York Magazine’s latest cover features 35 women Bill Cosby allegedly sexually assaulted. There have been numerous versions of the same story — a young woman is offered a suspicious drink and violated by a man playing the role of mentor — scattered across different publications. Yet it has taken more than five decades for their voices to be heard.
Now, New York magazine has gathered the stories of 35 of the 46 alleged victims speaking out against Cosby, along with portraits of each and video interviews with six.
— New York Magazine (@NYMag) July 28, 2015
While the comedian has denied every sexual assault allegation, a 2005 deposition obtained by the Associated Press revealed he admitted to procuring quaaludes with the intent to give them to women he wanted to have sex with. Although Cosby did not admit to giving the sedatives to the victims without their permission, things aren’t boding well for TV’s cardigan-wearing father figure.
From well-known supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson to Vegas cocktail waitresses to aspiring writers, each tells a frightening story of sexual assault or rape. Still, many of the women publicly coming forward say that there are others who remain silent. For them, New York has left the 36th chair empty.