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Sixteen women have made public accusations of sexual assault against superstar comedian Bill Cosby over incidents dating back as far as the 1960s. Here are some of their stories

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Bill Cosby dismisses the allegations that have demolished his lovable TV persona as ‘innuendos’
Out of America: Stories of his alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans
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