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Cosby accusers speak out in A&E special ‘Cosby: The Women Speak’

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(NEW YORK) — Eleven alleged victims of Bill Cosby are opening up in a new A&E special airing tonight, giving first-hand accounts of what happened when they met Cosby, the man they claim sexually abused them.

In a preview on Thursday’s Good Morning America, a chorus of women from all walks of life — one a comedy writer, another a flight attendant — detail how they met the comedian. They also share how he allegedly drugged them and then sexually abused them.

One woman said in the preview, “I was a flight attendant for American Airlines. I met Bill Cosby in 1976. He had a glass of sake and I really didn’t know what sake was. I did not drink or do drugs but he said, ‘Taste it, just taste it. You need to drink it to loosen up.’ It’s Bill Cosby, what could happen?”

Over 50 women have claimed Cosby sexually abused them.  Cosby’s attorneys have denied the allegations and the comedian has never been charged with a crime. He’s set to be deposed next month in the only civil case still pending against him. 

Cosby: The Women Speak airs Thursday on A&E at 9 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.

A&E is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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