Cosby Exclusive Interview to National Enquirer Stops Other Accusations From Being Printed...

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    Entertainer Bill Cosby is interviewed in early November about an African exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington. AP reports Thursday Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirier an exclusive interview about a Canadian's sexual-assault accusations in exchange for the tabloid spiking another sexual-assault story.
    By: Maryclaire Dale The Associated Press, Published on Thu Nov 27 2014

    PHILADELPHIA—Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser’s story.

    Excerpts released Wednesday of Cosby’s deposition from a civil lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand quote Cosby as saying he feared the public would believe her sexual-assault accusations if the Enquirer published similar claims by Beth Ferrier. Both women accused Cosby of drugging and molesting them.

    “Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier’s story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make the public believe that maybe Andrea was also telling the truth?” Cosby was asked.

    “Exactly,” Cosby replied, according to court motions initially filed under seal and made available from archived federal court records.

    Cosby, in the deposition, said he had a contract with the Enquirer.

    “I would give them an exclusive story, my words,” Cosby said in the Sept. 29, 2005, deposition. In return, “they would not print the story of — print Beth’s story.”

    The release of the documents comes after Cosby this month was shown on an Associated Press video trying to persuade the news co-operative not to use his response when asked this month about sexual-abuse allegations.

    “I would appreciate if it was scuttled,” Cosby said in a videotaped exchange with the AP on Nov. 6.

    Cosby said in 2005 he had been given a draft of Ferrier’s interview with the Enquirer and was told she had passed its lie-detector test. He said he also was given an advance look at his exclusive, titled My Story, which warned that he would defend against anyone trying to “exploit” him.

    Constand later sued Cosby and the Enquirer, alleging defamation. The claims were consolidated with her sexual-assault lawsuit against Cosby and were settled.

    Email messages seeking comment Wednesday from the National Enquirer’s editor and spokeswoman were not immediately returned.

    Cosby had said at his deposition that Constand and her mother asked only for an apology in early phone calls about the issue in January 2005, and he said they received one.

    “Andrea’s mother said, ‘That’s all I wanted, Bill,’” Cosby testified.

    Constand’s lawyers argued in their defamation suit: “Requesting only an apology is not the action of an extortionist or someone who wants to ‘exploit’ a celebrity.”

    They said that Cosby later called back and offered to pay for Constand’s “education.”

    Constand had met Cosby through her job with the women’s basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia, and she said he sexually assaulted her at his nearby home in 2004. She quit the job and moved home that year, and she first filed a report with Ontario police on Jan. 13, 2005, and filed a federal civil suit that March. After prosecutors near Philadelphia decided not to file criminal charges, several other women came forward to support Constand’s claims, including Ferrier.

    Ferrier has gone public about what she called her brief affair with Cosby when she was a model in 1984. She said that he once drugged her coffee during an encounter in Denver and that she woke up hours later in the back seat of her car with her clothes dishevelled. The Enquirer in 2005 withheld her story and instead published Cosby’s account, in which he said, “Sometimes you try to help people and it backfires on you and then they try to take advantage of you.”

    In the legal deposition, taken at a Philadelphia hotel, Constand’s lawyer asked Cosby if he tried in the Enquirer article “to make the public believe that Andrea was not telling the truth?”

    “Yes,” Cosby replied.

    Constand’s civil lawsuit grew to include nine women willing to testify about allegations of sexual assaults involving Cosby. Some came forward after a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor declined to file criminal charges over Constand’s police complaint.

    A comedian this year referenced the accusations anew in a performance, prompting some of the suit’s Jane Doe witnesses to reveal their names and other women to raise new accusations.

    Cosby has refused to discuss allegations raised in recent weeks by numerous women.
     
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    He had done that before with the Enquirer - he threw his daughter under the bus to keep a story from being printed. Some guy!

    Now that more than a dozen women have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, Hollywood insiders are also coming forward with claims that continue to chip away at the notion that the actor was anything like the character America fell in love with on "The Cosby Show."

    As Page Six's Richard Johnson relayed on Monday, a former National Enquirer reporter told Johnson that in exchange for the tabloid killing a story about Cosby "swinging with Sammy Davis Jr. and some showgirls in Las Vegas," the actor allegedly leaked information about his daughter Erinn, then 23, and her battle with drugs and alcohol. “My editor told me that daddy Cosby was the source. He ratted out his flesh and blood,” said the reporter, who Johnson did not name on the record.

    It's true that in October 1989 the National Enquirer ran a story on Cosby's daughter's drug problem, in which the actor told the tabloid, "Tough love is the only way of dealing with this. We love her and want her to get better, but we have to take a very firm, very tough stand that forces her to realize that no one can fix things for her. She has to beat this on her own."

    The same week that story ran, the actor's representative, David Brokaw, confirmed to The Associated Press that Erinn was seeking treatment for her issues, and stated that the actor would not comment again on the topic.

    The National Enquirer piece is "the only interview that he's been willing to give on the matter,'' Brokaw told the AP. ''He has a relationship with them. He has found them to treat him fairly.''

    Cosby did comment again, two months later in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. "We have four other children. This particular daughter appears to be the only one who is really very selfish," he said. "She's never held down a job, never kept an apartment for more than six months. She uses her boyfriends. She wants the finer things, but she can't stand anybody else's dirt." It was an interview that prompted Washington Post columnist William Raspberry to write, "Bill Cosby, actor and entertainer, is not Cliff Huxtable."

    Meanwhile, Cosby's biographer, Mark Whitaker, tells a very different story in "Cosby: His Life and Times."
    According to Whitaker, it was the National Enquirer who tracked Erinn down in Boston, where she was living with a cousin after a five-week stay at Edgehill Newport hospital in Rhode Island. "As usual, [Cosby's] representatives did everything they could to keep the scandal out of the press," Whitaker wrote.
    The Huffington Post reached out to Brokaw and Cosby's lawyer, Martin Singer, for comment on the claims; this post will be updated if they respond.
    In the wake of the sexual assault allegations, additional unflattering claims about Cosby's interactions with the press have come to light.

    Journalist Dana Kennedy wrote on Raw Story about her "uncomfortable" experience interviewing Cosby for the AP in February 1992. "If it doesn’t go well, I’ll give you a piece of fruit," Cosby told Kennedy. "I’ll give you an apple or pear and you can be on your way.” Kennedy claims that less than a week after the story ran the actor sent her a "dried and withered" apple, along with a sheet of paper and the words, "Here’s your apple.”

    Current TV Guide Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider relayed a similar story. An interview journalist Kathleen Fury did with Cosby for the magazine in 1984 was described as "unpleasant." "He made no attempt to be amiable," Fury wrote in the piece, which Schneider scanned and put online, "and was by turns combative, defensive, challenging, threatening and hostile."


     
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    hey hey hey its big cock bill
     
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    Boy the jus really want cosby dead
     
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    He sounds like a world class narcissist and asshole

    A large % of Hollywood is this way. I think you have to be a narcissist to want that much " look at me "
     
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    Howard related because....

    The reason for...Its time now for the Mike Walker Gossip Game
     
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    I am the worst kind of narcissist,the kind everyone ignores.
     
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    I can't edit my post from above, but it all comes together now: Cosby wore a SD Jr pin for an entire SEASON of The Cosby Show after Sammy Davis Jr passed away. Now we know why - they liked to go up in the clubb together to work it!

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    I just finished reading a terrific book about Davis Jr. called Deconstructing Sammy. He was certainly one kinky motherfucker for sure.
     
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    Nice. Just checked out the reviews on Amazon for "Deconstructing Sammy" - they are better than the ones for the Yoda book! I've asked Mrs. Coktoaston to get me the book for Christmas :jumpclap:
     
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    One of the more popular shows of all-time had some behind the scenes drama which would not be allowed today. It just wouldn’t happen because of the internet and TMZ and at least on television sets, the atmosphere is more business like. On movie sets, all of this still goes on. The show was #1 for lots of years. Sitcom. Really popular. The male star of the show got to be A+ list on television and has never dropped below a B. Not that great of an actor. His movies have for the most part done poorly. On the set of this show he was king though and he made it very clear to any woman who wanted a line on the show was going to have to sleep with him. He really got to like one of his co-stars and demanded more and more from her and when she finally stopped giving in to his sexual demands he had her fired and made it look like she quit. When she did leave, another actress on the show always put up with everything he did but since the show ended they have not spoken. Ever. Not a word because of the way he used her and the things he made her do. He acts like he is progressive but he was and still is a tool. He just doesn’t have a platform any longer to be as rude as he once was.

    Bill Cosby
     
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