To date, 46 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse, and 35 of them are on the cover of the latest issue of New York Magazine. Though the comedian reportedly assaulted some of these women more than four decades ago, their stories are only finally being heard now.
One of these women, Joyce Emmons, was reportedly friends with Cosby. One day, she told him she had a headache, and he allegedly gave her a Quaalude and let his friend take advantage of her. “That’s why I know the stories of what he did to the other women are true,” she notes. “Because if he didn’t have the respect for me, who was really a close friend, then he could do that to anybody he didn’t know very well.” Victoria Valentino, another woman to come forward, said that Cosby assaulted her not long after her six year-old son died under the pretense of "cheering [her] up." The comedian drugged both her and her roommate.
You can listen to the women tell their stories in the Instagram posts below, and read New York's article here.
In a strange turn of events unrelated to the unveiling of the cover, a hacker succeeded in forcing New York’s website offline last night. The Daily Dot reports that the hacker told them over Skype chat, “Many stupid people at [sic] New York. I have not even seen the cover, LOL.” The source of his antipathy towards the city stems from a negative experience he had when visiting the city. He explained to The Daily Dot, “I went to new York 2 months ago. It was really bad. Someone pranked me. Everyone started laughing and shit. The first 10 hours being there. Some African-American tried to prank me with a fake hand gun.” The hacker purportedly plans to go after other websites with “New York” in their title as well.
The site was still down this morning, but it‘s back up now.