Bill Cosby Dismisses Rape Question, Wants It 'Scuttled' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Video footage of Bill Cosby refusing to answer a question about rape allegations and asking for the question not to air has surfaced.

The Associated Press has released video (below) from a Nov. 6 segment in which Cosby and his wife Camille were giving an interview about an art exhibit in Washington D.C.

According to TIME, Cosby was asked about comedian Hannibal Buress calling him “a rapist."

“There’s no response,” replied Cosby. “There is no comment about that. And I’ll tell you why. I don’t want to compromise your integrity, but we don’t, I don’t talk about it.”

When the interview was over, Cosby stated, “I would appreciate it if it was scuttled.”

The Associated Press journalist told Cosby he couldn't make that guarantee.

Cosby has been feeling a backlash as old and new rape allegations have made the news over the past few weeks.

NBC dropped plans for a new sitcom that was going to feature Cosby in 2015, Netflix pulled a Nov. 28 comedy special entitled "Bill Cosby at 77" and TV Land will no longer air reruns of his hit TV series from the 1980s, "The Cosby Show," noted USA Today.

Sources: TIME, USA Today.