Daily News Cover Skewers ‘He Said-She Said’ Cosby Defense

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The New York Daily News highlighted the disparity between the over 50 women who have publicly accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault and Cosby’s own insistence that he is innocent in their Thursday cover.

Their front-page spread follows up on an editorial published Wednesday responding to Cosby’s arrest on felony sexual assault charges. The iconic entertainer was charged with aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually abusing former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004. It is the first time Cosby has faced criminal charges for an alleged sexual assault.

As the Daily News’ editorial board writes, “With the toll of Cosby’s alleged victims standing at more like 60, the weight of the evidence is actually ‘he said-she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said, she said.’”

The full cover is posted below.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.

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