For years, one reporter investigated allegations against Bill Cosby — even when no one was listening
"In clear, vivid prose, [Egan] illuminates how a beloved star was exposed as a violent predator, and how Cosby's conviction became the first of the #MeToo era... Specialists on everything from victim behavior to forensic toxicology contextualize Egan's findings. She raises zoom-out questions that Cosby's conviction alone doesn't answer, about wealth, race... the criminal justice system and 'the dangers of deifying celebrities.'
And far from feeling self-indulgent or distracting, Egan's willingness to share her human connection to her professional endeavor makes her writing resonate with a greater power."
Nicki Egan is the author of the book CHASING COSBY (Hachette/Seal Press, April 2019) and an award-winning journalist and former People magazine senior writer with a 28-plus year record of obtaining exclusive interviews on some of the nation’s highest profile stories.
She was the first reporter in the country to look into the Bill Cosby drugging and sexual assault scandal deeply in 2005 when others shied away. Ten years later, she broke the news of his arrest on People.com. She is also an experienced radio and television commentator.