Los Angeles Times
For nearly half a century, Bill Cosby brought warmth and laughter into hearts across the country, cementing his image as “America’s Dad.” But he also led a dark, secret life preying on women. The comedian carefully coaxed each one into feeling safe and cared for, then left them to pick up the pieces of their lives. It all started with Andrea Constand. She carried the burden of being the only one of the 60-plus accusers whose case could be tried in a court of law. Now, she's telling her side of the story, along with firsthand accounts from more than a dozen survivors, jurors and prosecutors. From the Los Angeles Times, and hosted by investigative reporter Nicki Weisensee Egan, "Chasing Cosby" is the definitive take of the rise and fall of Bill Cosby.
Chasing Cosby premieres on January 14th.
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Bill Cosby spends much of his childhood in a North Philadelphia housing project. He ends up getting his start in an unexpected way, quickly rising to fame. Decades later, one morning in January 2005, Andrea Constand wakes up sobbing from a nightmare.
36 min 49 sec
The district attorney decides whether or not there’s enough evidence to bring criminal charges against Bill Cosby. Meanwhile, Tamara Green comes forward in hopes of corroborating Andrea’s story — and 12 others follow in her footsteps.
34 min 24 sec
Bill Cosby is in the middle of a career resurgence when a video capturing a joke about him goes viral. Suddenly, women from California to Florida are coming forward with their own stories of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby. This pushes a man who had been hiding Cosby’s secrets for decades to expose the truth. Support us by supporting our sponsors:Simplisafe - Get free shipping when you visit simplisafe.com/COSBY.Squarespace - Get 10% off your first website or domain purchase at squarespace.com/CHASINGCOSBY.Upstart - Take charge of your credit card debt by visiting upstart.com/COSBY.Parachute - Get free shipping and returns on everyday essentials at parachutehome.com/COSBY.
31 min 17 sec
The deposition Bill Cosby gave back in 2005 is mistakenly unsealed -- and the contents are explosive. But crowds across North America are still showing up to watch Cosby perform in his "Far From Finished" comedy tour.Support us by supporting our sponsors:Simplisafe - Get free shipping when you visit simplisafe.com/COSBY.Squarespace - Get 10% off your first website or domain purchase at squarespace.com/CHASINGCOSBY.Upstart - Take charge of your credit card debt by visiting upstart.com/COSBY.Parachute - Get free shipping and returns on everyday essentials at parachutehome.com/COSBY.
28 min 37 sec
There are 63 women accusing Bill Cosby of assault or attempted assault when the district attorney decides to reopen the case. There’s also a growing movement underway, with many of the survivors joining forces to change the statute of limitations laws in their respective states.
33 min 8 sec
With the retrial full speed ahead, there’s tension in the courtroom. Survivors take to the stand to confront Cosby face to face. Then, after more than a decade, we arrive at the moment of truth.
31 min 31 sec
A live discussion hosted by L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison that brings together journalist and Chasing Cosby podcast host Nicki Weisensee Egan, Andrea Constand, and other survivors to discuss the rise and fall of Bill Cosby.
1 hr 17 min
From Focus Features and L.A. Times Studios brand team comes the new podcast series, CONVICTED: ACROSS BORDERS. Hosted by famed lawyer and bestselling author, Marcia Clark, we'll hear straight from the mouths of the men and women who lived through these trials. Through these stories, we'll explore how seemingly benign actions can lead to incarceration in foreign lands, how to navigate different legal systems when you don't even speak the language, and who one turns to when the closest help is thousands of miles away. Enjoy this sneak peek of the podcast, and be sure to listen and follow wherever you listen to podcasts. This is a paid podcast funded by Focus Features. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast.
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