Chasing Cosby author Nicole Weisensee Egan
Thursday's Smart Talk includes conversations with a best-selling author discussing his latest book and also the author of a new book that chronicles how entertainer Bill Cosby was brought to justice after being convicted of sexual assault charges.
Chasing Cosby -- The Downfall of America's Dad was written by journalist Nicole Weisensee Egan. As a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, Egan began reporting on sexual assault allegations made against Cosby in 2005. Cosby settled a civil suit out-of-court with his accusor Andrea Constand in 2006. The then Montgomery County (PA) District Attorney decided against filing criminal charges because he said there wasn't enough evidence.
A new DA did bring charges on Cosby in 2015. In the ensuing years, more than 60 women came forward to say Cosby had sexually assaulted or raped them. It took two trials but Cosby was convicted and is serving time in a Pennsylvania prison today.