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35 Bill Cosby accusers speak out to New York Magazine

The women range in age from their early 20s to 80.

THIRTY-FIVE ALLEGED victims of Bill Cosby were interviewed and photographed for New York magazine this week.

The comedian has denied all sexual assault cases.

However, in a court deposition in 2005 he said he offered pills and payments to women he had sexual encounters with, and tried to hide it from his wife.  The deposition was made public three weeks ago.

The magazine states, “The group of women Cosby allegedly assaulted functions almost as a longitudinal study - both for how an individual woman, on her own, deals with such trauma over the decades and for how the culture at large has grappled with rape over the same time period.”

“In the ’60s, when the first alleged assault by Cosby occurred, rape was considered to be something violent committed by a stranger … But among younger women, and particularly online, there is a strong sense now that speaking up is the only thing to do, that a woman claiming her own victimhood is more powerful than any other weapon in the fight against rape.”

The magazine has also released audio of six of the women recounting their stories about Bill Cosby.

New York Magazine is currently ‘experiencing technical difficulties’ and is offline.

Some people on Twitter are questioning if this is due to a large volume of people going on the site to read the interviews.

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