NBC News has landed a high-profile sit-down interview in the wake of the conviction of fallen TV icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges. The network lined up the first interview in 13 years with Cosby’s accuser in the case, Andrea Constand, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Constand is the former Temple University women’s basketball administrator whose allegations against Cosby led to his conviction.
“The in-depth sit-down, with NBC’s Kate Snow, is believed to be Constand’s only interview following Cosby’s conviction,” THR reports. “The Constand interview will air as part of a special edition of “Dateline NBC,” titled “Bringing Down Bill Cosby: Andrea Constand Speaks,” on Friday, June 1, at 10 p.m. The one-hour special will include interviews with other Cosby accusers who, like Constand, testified against him in his recent criminal case as well as Constand’s mother, Gloria.”
The other accusers who will be taking part in the special are Janice Baker-Kinney, Lise-Lotte Lublin, Heidi Thomas and Chelan Lasha, THR notes.
“Snow previously interviewed 27 Cosby accusers for an Emmy-winning 2015 special, ‘The Cosby Accusers Speak,’ in which Constand wasn’t able to participate,” THR adds.