If you are looking to see the New York magazine cover and read the story that people are talking about today, good luck. A hacker reportedly has trashed the website.
Here’s what you can’t see as of Monday morning: pictures of 35 of the reported 46 women who allege that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them. The magazine interviewed and photographed each woman separately, reporting that “their stories have remarkable similarities.”
The women featured include former models Janice Dickinson and Beverly Johnson. A chair left empty on the cover represents women who couldn’t tell their story.
Though accused by so many, Cosby has never been charged with a crime and has denied the abuse allegations. However, in a 2005 deposition made public earlier this month, Cosby admitted under oath to obtaining Quaaludes to give to young women he wanted to have sex with, claiming the sex was consensual. He has never admitted to drugging any of his accusers, though they claim otherwise.
The New York cover image was released on Sunday. But early Monday morning the magazine tweeted that it was having technical difficulties with its website.
The Daily Dot reports that a self-described hacker named ThreatKing is taking credit for hacking the site, rendering it lifeless.
In a Skype chat, the hacker told The Daily Dot that the attack on the website has nothing to do with the Cosby story. He just doesn’t like New York City.
“Many stupid people at New York,” ThreatKing said. “I have not even seen the cover, LOL,” he said.
The magazine tweeted Monday morning that it had posted the Cosby story on Tumblr.
And several of the women’s stories can be heard on the magazine’s Instagram page. Click here to listen.