Bill Cosby's interview earlier this month with the Associated Press provided a glimpse into the comedian's efforts to control the media's coverage of the sexual assault allegations that have dogged him in recent weeks.
When the reporter first asked about the claims, the former sitcom star said flatly, "No, no, we don't answer that." The AP was told, Cosby insisted, that those questions were out of bounds.
Once the interview ended, Cosby asked to have the part about the rape allegations "scuttled."
Court documents obtained by the New York Times provide another example of how Cosby managed to strong-arm a media outlet back in 2005.
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