In a video segment released Wednesday evening of a November 6 APinterview conducted with Bill Cosby and his wife Camille, Cosby spoke out for the first time on the sexual harassment allegations being brought against him by several women.
Since 2005, over a dozen women have accused Cosby of drugging and raping or sexually assaulting them. The Inquisitr recently reported on three women who have come forward in the past few weeks with such charges, including the latest, Tamara Green.
According to Time, the allegations, for which Cosby has never formally been charged, gained more attention after a video of of comedian Hannibal Buress calling Cosby “a rapist” during a standup routine went viral.
When asked to comment on the allegations during an NPR interview Sunday, Cosby refused to answer at all.
During the AP interview, when asked about Buress’ comments, Cosby said, “No, no. We don’t answer that.”
When the interviewer pressed further, Cosby said, “There’s no response. There is no comment about that. And I’ll tell you why. I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it.”
However, after the formal interview wound down, Cosby had more to say. Watch the full interview to hear the comments he made, asking AP not to release the question and his answer.
AP added a note with the newly published footage as their reason for releasing the video after Cosby had asked them not to.
“With sexual assault allegations gaining increasing attention, The Associated Press reviewed an on camera interview with Bill Cosby earlier this month and made the decision to publish his full reaction to questions about the claims.”
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