Dozens of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault accusers sat down for an exclusive special on Dateline that aired Friday night.
The 27 women, ranging in age from 46-80, each shared their stories and responded to questions regarding their allegations against Mr. Cosby.
via The Wrap:
Some stories span over the course of five decades, and many begin the same way: Most of the women were mentored by Cosby before he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted them.
NBC News’ Kate Snow also sat down separately with a smaller group of women also known as the “Jane Does,” women who came forward but remained anonymously under oath.
Snow also spoke to attorney Gloria Allred, who represents many of the accusers and deposed Cosby on Friday in a sexual battery case filed by Judy Huth.
Many of the 27 women felt relief being able to share their stories among the group.
“I think for me, if I feel like I can be of service to another generation — by standing up and showing how important it is for everyone to stand up and tell the truth, and that it’s ok, and look what we’ve created here,” said Cindra Ladd.
“I believe it’s healing and it’s cathartic to be able to talk to each other,” said Sunny Welles. “To look around and be together.
If you missed the special, you can watch the emotional interviews from the 27 women here.