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Why bringing Bill Cosby to justice took so long: "I reported all of this in 2005 and nobody car

You think you know the story of Bill Cosby and what so many women have said he did to them, forming a pattern that spanned decades. But even after following the story that played out in the media over the course of several years and his eventual conviction for sexual assault of Andrea Constand, you probably still don't know what it took to bring him to justice, and who the women who stood up to him really were.

Even journalist Nicole Weisensee Egan, who first began covering the story for the Philadelphia Daily News back in 2005, didn't know it all. But in her new book, "Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America's Dad," she goes deep on how Cosby and his team manipulated the media and the legal system, how one brave woman took on an icon and why a stand-up routine ultimately changed everything. Salon talked to her recently via phone about what it's been like covering Cosby for nearly 15 years.

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