Former Daily News reporter to release book on Bill Cosby case next year
Nicole Weisensee Egan was one of the first reporters to dig into Cosby's crimes.
A former Daily News reporter who began covering the fall of Bill Cosby more than a decade ago will release a firsthand account of the story with her debut book next year.
Nicole Weisensee Egan will detail her efforts in Chasing Cosby, set to be released next year. A longtime reporter, Egan was working at the Daily News in 2005, when she became one of the first reporters to investigate former Temple University women's basketball coach Andrea Constand's allegations of sexual assault against Cosby.
Following her work for the Daily News on the Cosby case, Egan began a 12-year career at People magazine. Currently, she works for various publications as a freelancer.
"I went on national TV shows where my stories were attacked. I got many phone calls from Cosby's attorney, Marty Singer. I felt he was trying to intimidate me off the story. A negative story was written about me in the Philadelphia Weekly," Egan wrote in a commentary piece for the Inquirer and Daily News at the time of Cosby's conviction. "Bruce L. Castor Jr., the Montgomery County district attorney at the time, made what I perceived to be veiled threats about having me arrested for writing and doing radio and TV interviews about Gianna's taped phone call. He called it an "illegal wiretap." (It was not illegal and was used as evidence in the trial.)
Cosby was convicted of three counts of sexual assault against Constand. He is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.
"Egan doggedly investigated the case, developing ties with entrenched sources and discovering incriminating details that would ultimately come to influence the prosecution," a rep told Page Six of Egan.
Chasing Cosby is scheduled for an April 2019 release.