Twenty-seven women who say they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby will speak exclusively to NBC News on Friday (Oct. 9) in a “Dateline” special titled, “The Cosby Accusers Speak.”

Reporter Kate Snow will interview the women about their “personal recollections of assault, betrayal, and emotional distress.”

“This body of women are moving the needle,” Beverly Johnsontold NBC. “Not much. But we’re still moving it…and that’s the power we all feel.”

Eden Tirl spoke about the their critics suggesting their accusations are made up.

“It’s insane that people actually think that any of us would’ve got – come together to bring down some celebrity whose celebrity has already started to fade long before we came forward. We came forward to say we’re using our voices to say this isn’t ok.”

The accusers, rangin in age from 46 to 80, will respond to skepticism about their allegations and Cosby’s legal team’s denial of their claims.

Their stories span five decades but all start with the similar theme of Cosby mentoring them before taking advantage.

Watch the promo here.


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