A&E will be giving a network outlet to the women who have come out to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, with one-hour special “Cosby: The Women Speak” set to air this Thursday on the channel, it announced Monday.
The cabler promises intimate interviews with the accusers, detailing Cosby’s rise to fame and his recent, rapid professional decline after sexual assault allegations re-surfaced. New and past accusers will appear on the special to tell their stories.
The special will include interviews with more than one dozen women, including actress Louisa Moritz, publicist Joan Tarshis and model Beverly Johnson.
“I think a lie always sees the light,” says Johnson in a 30-second preview A&E released Monday.
More than 50 women have now come forward with accusations against Cosby of sexual assault throughout the decades. The accusations saw little action until last year, when comedian Hannibal Buress brought them up in a stand-up bit, shining a new light on the allegations and causing more women to speak out.
The Cosby special is produced for A&E by Lincoln Square Productions. Jeanmarie Condon serves as senior executive producer and Melia Patria exec produces. Executive producers for A&E are Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.
“Cosby: The Women Speak” will air on A&E at 9 p.m. on Thursday on A&E.