A&E to Air TV Special on Bill Cosby Accusers

Bill Cosby Spiral - H 2014
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Bill Cosby Spiral - H 2014

'Cosby: The Women Speak' is set for Sept. 17.

A&E is giving a platform to Cosby’s accusers.

On Sept. 17, the cable network will air a provocative, hour-long special entitled Cosby: The Women Speak. The entry promises intimate interviews with more than a dozen of Bill Cosby's accusers, some of whom will be sharing their accounts of sexual and other misconduct publicly for the first time. Among the voices are actress Louisa Moritz, publicist Joan Tarshis and model Beverly Johnson. 

The special, which will air at 9 p.m., comes as the weight of allegations against the veteran comedian continue to mount, with more than 50 women reportedly coming forward with accusations. In late July, New York magazine gathered 35 of them to pose for a cover that read, "Cosby: The Women, An Unwelcome Sisterhood."

The Women Speak is being produced for A&E by Lincoln Square Productions, with Lincoln's Jeanmarie Condon and Jim Hill Senior serving as executive producers alongside the network's Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson. This special is the first of four from Lincoln Square airing on A&E.

Sept. 15, 7:03 a.m. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the special would air at 10 p.m.