For the better part of a year, a number of women have spoken out about comedian Bill Cosby, accusing him of misconduct.
Thirteen of these women are detailing their stories in an upcoming TV special, "Cosby: The Women Speak."
"They kept saying to me, 'You're so beautiful and you wanna be an actress? Oh, you would be terrific. We have to introduce her to Cos!'" recalled one woman, Sarita Butterfield. "I said, "Who's Cos?"
Butterfield, who told New York magazine earlier this summer that Cosby groped her on Christmas Eve, is just one of the women who had made such claims against the now 78-year-old comedian.
Also included in the special, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on A&E, is model Beverly Johnson, former model Beth Ferrier, singer/songwriter and former Playboy playmate Victoria Valentino, and former aspiring comedy writer Joan Tarshis. Their accusations span decades and contain allegations ranging from unwanted advances to drugging and rape.
"It's Bill Cosby. What could happen?" said one woman, "Elizabeth," who said she met Cosby while she was working as a flight attendant and claimed he drugged her when he took her out to dinner. "It was literally like being under anesthesia and trying to come out and you can't. After that, I don't know how I ended up in his hotel room."
Cosby's legal team has always denied the allegations made against him and the actor has never been charged or convicted with a crime. He will be deposed next month in a civil suit made by Judy Huth, who claimed in 2014 that he assaulted her in 1974 when she was 15. Cosby's attorney Martin Singer has called the suit "meritless and unsupported."