Thirty five of Bill Cosby's accusers on one magazine cover.

It’s titled ‘Cosby: The Women’.

The trickle of stories from women allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby became a stream of allegations in recent months.

Many of those stories involved an aspiring young entertainer lured by a mentor, a powerful man in his professional prime, and taken advantage of. And then being too afraid to tell of her ordeal.

It became difficult to tell the many similar stories apart.

But this New York magazine cover puts an end to all that.

Thirty five women who have made allegations against the comedian were interviewed and photographed for the magazine’s cover story.

“The group of women Cosby allegedly assaulted functions almost as a longitudinal study – both for how an individual woman, on her own, deals with such trauma over the decades and for how the culture at large has grappled with rape over the same time period,” the story read.

The women’s images, videos and stories are compelling.

Bill Cosby in his heyday on The Cosby Show.

And the empty chair featured in the bottom right hand of the cover shot – believed to be symbolic of sexual assault victims who do not tell their story – has prompted social media users to share their own tragic accounts using the hashtag #TheEmptyChair.



Cosby – today labelled “America’s rapist” by New York’s Daily News – has denied all allegations and is yet to be charged with any crimes.

But, in a court deposition recently made public, he admitted he intended to give Quaaludes (a sedative drug) to the young women he wanted to bed.

Perhaps these covers indicate that tide of public opinion has well and truly turned.

For more on the allegations against Cosby, try these articles:

Disturbing new information about Bill Cosby’s alleged rapes.

Model Janice Dickinson claims Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her.

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey prove rape jokes can be funny. On one critical condition.

“I call him the monster. Why? Because that’s what he is.”