November 20, 2014 9:30 am -

An extremely awkward interview with Bill Cosby conducted by the Associated Press was released on Wednesday, and it’s one that he asked to be “scuttled.”

[su_center_ad]Cosby is asked about the allegations of sexual assault.

“There is no comment about that, and I’ll tell you why,” Cosby said. “I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but I don’t talk about it.”

Cosby was still wearing a mic after the interview and requested the footage be “scuttled.”

“Now, can I get something from you?” he asked.

“What’s that?” the reporter responded.

“That none of that will be shown,” Cosby said.

The reporter said he could not make that promise.

“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 don’t want to say anything, of what value would it have?” Cosby asked.

“And I would appreciate it if it was scuttled.”

“I hear you. I will tell that to my editors,” the reporter replied.

“Well, I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious — that it will not appear anywhere,” Cosby said.

“And we thought, by the way, because it was AP, that it wouldn’t be necessary to go over that question with you,” he continued to say and added that he “thought AP had the integrity to not ask.”

Afterward Cosby told his representative, “And I think you need to get on the phone with his person — immediately.”

The Associated Press said after they “reviewed” the footage, they “made the decision to publish his full reaction to questions about the claims.”


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

3 responses to Watch: Bill Cosby Asked That None Of This Interview ‘Will Be Shown’

  1. thinkingwomanmillstone November 20th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    In other words “how dare they ask relevant questions”? The difference between an interview by the press and a PR release seems to escape Mr Cosby.

  2. Gindy51 November 20th, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Back when he was somebody he might have gotten away with this, but not anymore.

  3. Matt Dillon November 20th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    A disappointing predicament here.