NY Mag's Noreen Malone on profiling Cosby's accusers

New York Magazines Noreen Malone offers insight into her raw and revealing interviews with 35 women who say they were assaulted by Bill Cosby.
35 women who were allegedly sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby have made waves with their raw, first-person accounts. (New York Magazine)

"I want to be heard. I'm ready to be heard." 

Even as her deadline loomed, Noreen Malone was being contacted by Bill Cosby's accusers. Over the course of several months, the New York Magazine writer had profiled 31 women. Four more came forward at the eleventh hour. 

The resulting article — 'I'm No Longer Afraid': 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn't Listen — immediately became one of the most explosive of the year. 

Malone says we're witnessing a watershed moment for sexual assault survivors. She joins Shad to discuss the raw power of accumulated testimonies and the importance of exploring the other side of the story. 


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