27 Bill Cosby Accusers Share Stories on NBC ‘Dateline’ Special

Kate Snow sits down with dozens of comedian’s alleged victims, whose accounts are very similar


27 women who’ve accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them sat down together and spoke exclusively to NBC News on Friday night.

In an exclusive “Dateline” special titled “The Cosby Accusers Speak,” the 27 women, ranging in age from 46 to 80, responded to questions regarding their allegations and the denials from Cosby and his legal team.

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.

The episode aired on Oct. 9 at 9 p.m./8c on NBC.

Watch the episodeSee the individual interviews here.