The Associated Press did an interview with Bill Cosby and his wife on November 6 regarding an art exhibit. Toward the end of the interview, the reporter asked Cosby about accusations of sexual assault that have resurfaced recently.
Cosby declined to comment. But he continued to talk ... while he remained on camera.
The Associated Press did not show the footage above at first. They did about two weeks later, as more women came forward with accusations against the comedian (and now former Temple trustee).
Was the Associated Press wrong to show the video? Did they violate journalism ethics or just Cosby's wishes? Since there was no previous arrangement to keep any operations of the interview off the record, was everything recorded fair game?
Would you have broadcast or published the video?
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