RIP Sunni Welles


I first got to know Sunni Welles in September 2018.


She was a 17-year-old virgin when she said Cosby drugged and raped her in 1965 and had flown to Norristown, Pennsylvania for Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing even though she was on a fixed income and had to create a GoFundMe account to raise money to pay for it. “I had to be there for closure,” she later told me. “I had to see his face.”


Most of his accusers weren’t allowed to testify so Jennifer Storm, then the state’s victim advocate, set up a separate event afterward so they could deliver their victim-impact statements. The press conference was several blocks away from the courthouse and it was pouring down rain but a group of us made it there so we could hear what they had to say.


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