Bill Cosby Controversy Continues: AP Releases Unaired Interview Footage

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Over the course of 30 years, several women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Although Cosby settled a civil suit with accuser, Andrea Constand back in 2006, more allegations have resurfaced in the past week; changing the course of Cosby’s career and public image. The controversial story continues to heat up after The Associated Press released an unaired portion of an interview on November 6th in which Cosby refuses to answer a question addressing his allegations of sexual assault.

In an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, Barbara Bowman headlined her article, “Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?” Now two more women, including Janice Dickinson are speaking out against the legendary comedian, also accusing him of sexual assault.

The released AP footage making headlines is from an interview which took place with Cosby and his wife Camille during publicity for their art collection on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. After Cosby’s exchange refusing to answer the AP reporter’s question related to current allegations, he added, “I would appreciate it if it was scuttled.”

It has been a downward spiral for Cosby since then. NBC, which aired the 1980’s hit sitcom, “The Cosby Show,” said on Wednesday that they will not move forward with a new project which was under development with the 77 year-old comedian. Netflix axed a Thanksgiving stand-up special featuring Cosby and Viacom’s TV Land, which currently owns the rights to “The Cosby Show” reruns is pulling the sitcom from its schedule.

Although Cosby has no more deal with NBC, according to reports the comedian will receive $1 million since the show will not continue to be produced, Only time will tell whether or not more accusers will surface or if Cosby will ever be seen in a better spotlight.

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