Harrisburg, PA — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), along with the Harrisburg’s Midtown Scholar Bookstore, will host an evening with crime reporter and author Nicole Weisensee Egan on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Egan will discuss her new book, Chasing Cosby: The Downfall of America’s Dad, with a book signing to follow. The event is free and open to the public.
Chasing Cosby follows the criminal case of Bill Cosby, who reportedly drugged and sexually assaulted more than 60 women over the course of several decades. Cosby’s 13-year run from justice ended on April 26, 2018 with his conviction of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. An award-winning journalist and former People magazine writer, Egan was the first reporter to follow up on Constand’s accusation in 2005 and now shares her firsthand account of the Cosby case, including how he committed these crimes and the cultural and social influences surrounding the case.
Throughout the Cosby trial, staff from PCAR and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center were on-site at the Montgomery County courthouse providing expert commentary and insight to journalists, including Egan. “This landmark case captured the attention of the nation,” said Kristen Houser, Chief Public Affairs Officer at the PCAR. “The Cosby verdict is a long-awaited and symbolic victory for many survivors of sexual violence.”
To learn more about the May 2 discussion, visit the Midtown Scholar Bookstore website here.
PCAR works to end sexual violence and advocates for the rights and needs of sexual assault victims. We partner with a network of rape crisis centers to bring help, hope and healing to people in all of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties. Last year, rape crisis centers provided services to approximately 30,000 victims. Each year, rape crisis centers teach over 300,000 Pennsylvanians how to stop sexual violence in their communities. Over 50,000 professionals are trained by rape crisis centers to enhance the Commonwealth’s systemic responses to victims.