Bill Cosby and his wife Camille did an interview with The Associated Press concerning a Washington, D.C. art exhibit on Nov. 6, and when the reporter asked Cosby to comment on the multiple rape accusations against him, Cosby told him no comment and then tried to bully the reporter into deleting the segment.
At one point during the interview, the reporter tried to ask if Cosby had anything to say concerning the allegations brought up by comedian Hannibal Buress. Cosby interrupted and said, “No, no. We don’t answer that.”
The reporter continued, asking Cosby that, considering the persona he has, should people believe anything differently in light of the accusations brought against him.
“There is no comment about that and I’ll tell you why. I think you were told, I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it.”
As the interview ended, Cosby continued to push the reporter to “scuttle” the footage.
“I know I didn’t say anything, but I’m asking your integrity that since I didn’t want to say anything, but I did answer you in terms of I didn’t want to say anything, what value would it have? I would appreciate it if it was scuttled. I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious, that it will not appear anywhere.”
The AP did not release the footage originally, but did so after more women came forward accusing Cosby. (RELATED: Bill Cosby Jokes About Drugging Women’s Drinks In Old Stand-Up Bit)