it’s also a different time for women. When Cosby’s accusers first came forward in 2005, the public appeared unable to even hear the accusations against TV dad Cliff Huxtable. Nearly a decade later, in 2014, one accuser says she found a changed world receiving her story. While Cosby’s lawyer gave a similar retort to Kavanaugh’s defenders — deriding the accusations against his client as “unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago” — the media was vying to tell her story, rather than rip it apart. And the public, at long last, wanted to hear it.