INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST NICKI WEISENSEE EGAN’S history with Bill Cosby dates back to the early ’80s, when she turned to The Cosby Show to cope with her older brother’s death. She never imagined that, more than two decades later, she would be assigned to cover the sexual assault case against him.
For many, Cosby’s public image was once nearly indistinguishable from that of his lovable TV dad persona, Cliff Huxtable. That image began to crack in 2005, when Andrea Constand accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her. It would take another decade, 60-plus accusations, and two trials to finally shatter the image of Cosby as harmless. In her new book, Chasing Cosby, Egan details her experience covering the infamous comedian, and threads her account with those of many of Cosby’s victims.