On ‘Radio Times’: How many women did Cosby sexually assault?

     Bill Cosby listens as he pauses in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse  on the third day of jury selection in his sexual assault case, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

    Bill Cosby listens as he pauses in the courtyard of the Allegheny County Courthouse on the third day of jury selection in his sexual assault case, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh. The case is set for trial June 5 in suburban Philadelphia. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo)

    On Radio Times Wednesday The Times reporter covering the Cosby saga, Graham Bowley called 40 “the conservative number.” He then went on to detail how the prosecution tried to include 13 women as witnesses in the trail, and how the judge  eventually settled on allowing  just one.

    Bill Cosby’s trial began earlier this week. The Philadelphia-born comedian faces several sexual offense charges from a 2004 case, in which Andrea Constand alleged Cosby had drugged and raped her. But, since 2014, there has been renewed national attention on Cosby’s purported predatory sexual behavior as dozens of women have come forward to claim that they, too, had been raped by the 80s television icon.The total number of accusers is staggering, with some outlets reporting more than 60 women, and others reporting 40, including the New York Times. On Radio Times, speaking with host Marty Moss-Coane Wednesday, The Times reporter covering the Cosby saga, Graham Bowley called 40 “the conservative number.” He then went on to detail how the prosecution tried to include 13 women as witnesses in the trail, and how the judge  eventually settled on allowing  just one.

    Later in the hour, Marty was joined by Annette John-Hall, host of the new WHYY podcast, Cosby Unraveled.  It’s a look at the Philadelphia roots of the defamed actor and comedian and his increasingly complex legacy.

    To hear more about Cosby, listen to the full interview on Radio Times.

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