Bill Cosby has been caught on camera demanding part of an interview in which he refused to respond to rape allegations to be "scuttled".
The new video was published after the US network NBC announced on Wednesday that it had scrapped a Cosby comedy under development, just a day after streaming service Netflix postponed a special show with the television veteran.
Last week, former model Barbara Bowman accused Cosby of having "drugged and raped" her in 1985 when she was 17-year-old aspiring actress.
Since then, two other women have come forward alleging sexual assault by Cosby, the most recent being actress Janice Dickinson.
The interview with the Associated Press took place on November 6 - before the more recent allegations against Cosby were made.
In the interview, the reporter asks Cosby about accusations of sexual assault that have plagued the comedian for many years.
Cosby responds in a series of short exchanges: "No, no. We don't answer that...There is no comment about that...And I'll tell you why. I think you were told. I don't want to compromise your integrity, but we don't, I don't talk about it."
The interview then comes to an end but the cameras kept rolling and show Cosby - who is seated next to his wife, Camille - then ask the reporter to scrap the last part of their conversation.
"Now can I get something from you?" Cosby asks. "That none of that will be shown?"
The reporter responds, "I can't promise that, myself, but you didn't say anything..."
Cosby replies, "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 will it have?"
His publicist, who is standing out of shot, then adds, "I don't think it has any value either."
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
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Winner of his first Emmy for 'I Spy' is Bill Cosby being congratulated by his wife Camille held at Americana Hotel, 1966
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Bill Cosby in 'I Spy', 1960s
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Bill Cosby in July 1973 in Perth
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Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor in 'California Suite', 1978
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Bill Cosby and Elmo in Sesame Street, 1989
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Bill Cosby poses for a picture with Florence Griffith-Joyner in June 1989
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Comedian Bill Cosby back in 1992
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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'
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US Monica Seles breaks into laughter as she jokes with comedian Bill Cosby during a celebrity match in the stadium at the US Open for the Arthur Ashe AIDS Challenge on 27 August 1995
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Bill Cosby meets Toronto Blue Jays' All-Star Joe Carter after the Stars played the Stripes in the Celebrity All-Star game which preceded workouts for the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium on 8 July 1996 in Philadephia
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Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards 14 April 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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Bill Cosby jokes with baseball great Hank Aaron after they both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony on 9 July 2002 at the White House in Washington
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Bill Cosby poses backstage after winning the 'Bob Hope Humanitarian Award' during the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on 21 September 2003 in Los Angeles
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'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno and comedian Bill Cosby laugh during a surprise visit by Cosby to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that Leno is using to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at NBC studios on 9 September 2005 in Burbank, California
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Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on 14 October 2007 in Washington
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Bill Cosby at the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on 26 October 2009 in Washington
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Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York on 6 April 2011
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Bill Cosby during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, 2012
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Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington
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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on 26 September 2014 in Las Vegas
Cosby continues, "And I would appreciate it if it was scuttled."
The reporter says he will talk to his editors about Cosby's request. Cosby then says that "because it was AP" he did not expect to be asked about the rape allegations. The reporter contends that his bosses wanted him to ask the question.
A statement from the AP that accompanied the new video read, "As the allegations gained increasing attention - the AP went back through the full video and made the decision to publish Cosby's full reaction to questions about the claims.
"The interview was on record - the AP made no agreement to avoid questions about the allegations or to withold publishing any of his comments at any time."
The interview took place on November 6 and was meant to be about the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. exhibiting the art collection of Cosby and his wife.
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