Former reporter who covered Cosby’s criminal case pens book on the downfall of 'America’s Dad’ |
It was 2005 and one of my newspaper buddies and I were casually chatting.Back then, Nicole Weisensee Egan had been way out ahead of every other reporter on the story about the sexual abuse allegations that had been made against Bill Cosby by Andrea Constand — not that I was paying that much attention.
I don’t remember much about our conversation that day, other than Egan’s suddenly giving me a piercing look and asking me something like, “Why don’t you care?”.
It wasn’t that I didn’t care. I did. But like a lot of folks back then I was in denial. I didn’t want to believe the ugly accusations being made about Cosby. I had made the mistake of confusing the lovable character he played on “The Cosby Show” with Cosby, the man.