More Than 30 Women Who Have Accused Embattled Comedian Bill Cosby Of Sexual Assault Are Featured On The Cover Of The New Issue Of New York Magazine, Including Supermodels Janice Dickinson And Beverly Johnson.
Picture: Bill Cosby - *****File Photos*** Janice Dickinson comes forward with Cosby accusation Former model-turned-TV personality JANICE DICKINSON has become the fourth woman to accuse comedian BILL COSBY...
The Cosby Show star has been under fire in recent months as dozens of women went public with decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct and rape.
Now those 35 women have posed for a powerful photo shoot and essay series titled Cosby: The Women, An Unwelcome Sisterhood.
On the black-and-white cover, each woman sits in a chair, staring straight at the camera. Each reported victim also has an additional portrait and an accompanying article detailing their thoughts on the scandal.
DICkinson's essay recounted her previous statements, in which she alleged Cosby took advantage of her when she was 28 years old in 1982, and similarly, Johnson's entry also recalled her encounter with Cosby, in which he allegedly drugged her during a meeting about her aspiring acting career.
Other women's claims are also akin to DICkinson and Johnson's, and some open up about how their reported assaults changed the course of their lives.
Writer Sammie Mays, who alleges Cosby attacked her in 1986, says, "When I see a Jell-O pudding, it comes flooding back. Bill Cosby, that encounter, that one time, played a major factor in the direction my life took, toward the dark side."
Journalist Joan Tashis, who was one of the first to come forward with allegations last year (14), hopes that after this controversy, Cosby's place in show business history will be marred by his alleged actions.
She tells New York magazine, "I think his legacy is going to be similar to (American footballer) O.J.'s (Simpson) legacy. When you hear O. J. Simpson's name, you don't think, 'Oh, great football player.' That doesn't come to mind first.
"I'm thinking it's not going to be, 'Oh, great comedian.' It's going to be, 'Oh, serial rapist.' And that will be our legacy."
Cosby has denied all the rape allegations and has not been charged with any crime relating to the accusations.
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