On Friday, 27 of Bill Cosby's accusers will come together for a joint “Dateline” interview titled “The Cosby Accusers Speak.” More than 50 women have alleged that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them over a five-decade period.
During the hour-long interview scheduled to air Friday at 9 p.m., NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow will talk to the women — including former model Beverly Johnson and former Hollywood exec Cindra Ladd — about their allegations and about the pushback from Cosby’s legal team. Snow will also speak to lawyer Gloria Allred, who is fighting on behalf of many of Cosby’s alleged victims.
While some of the women have done joint interviews before — a dozen accusers came together in a recent A&E special and 35 women spoke to New York Magazine for their recent cover story — this will be the first time that approximately half of Cosby’s accusers are able to share their experiences on the same stage.
"This body of women are moving the needle. Not much. But we’re still moving it. And that’s the power we all feel,” Johnson told NBC.
“This is the safest, most accepted, group of women that we can talk to,” said accuser Lise-Lotte Lublin. “There’s nothing greater than that, and more healing, than to just walk up to them and be accepted immediately. And for me, it’s powerful and it’s beautiful, and I’m so glad that I have it.”
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