CNN has obtained legal documents showing what may have been an attempt by Cosby to squash allegations of rape in 2005 by using the media to discredit the women behind them.
The 77-year-old comedian has escaped intense scrutiny for nearly a decade, but is now facing allegations from at least 17 women.
Jean Casarez is OutFront with more.
Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy bunny who met Bill Cosby in Los Angeles 44 years ago, says she was allegedly drugged and raped by the comedian.
Valentino didn't speak out then because she was afraid and didn't think anyone would believe her.
She's breaking her silence after scores of women have come forward with similar stories of sexual assault.
On Friday night, Bill Cosby received a standing ovation in Florida, where he's performing as part of his comedy tour.
The ovation comes as two more Bill Cosby accusers speak out. At least a dozen women have broken their silence.
There were reports of alleged sexual assault back in 2005, but it wasn't until another comedian recently called out Cosby that women started coming forward with strikingly similar stories.
In a statement released late Friday night, Cosby's attorney, Martin Singer, says
The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.
These brand new claims about alleged decades-old events are becoming increasingly ridiculous, and it is completely illogical that so many people would have said nothing, done nothing, and made no reports to law enforcement or asserted civil claims if they thought they had been assaulted over a span of so many years.
It is long past time for this media vilification of Mr. Cosby to stop.
Susan Candiotti reports for OutFront.
New video shows Bill Cosby recently pressuring an Associated Press reporter not to run an exchange of him being asked about resurfacing rape allegations.
At the end of the interview, Cosby says: "And I would appreciate it if it was scuttled... I think if you want to consider yourself to be serious that it will not appear anywhere."
With his wife by his side, the reporter had asked Cosby about the allegations multiple times. Cosby's response was "No, no, we don't answer that," "there's no response," and "there is no comment about that."
hat part of the interview was held by the AP for two weeks.
During the AP interview, Camille Cosby sat quietly next to her husband while he refused to discuss the rape allegations.
This, though, isn't the first time Camille Cosby has been forced to face questions about her husband's fidelity.
CNN's Susan Candiotti takes a closer look at the woman who has stood beside Bill Cosby.
Tamara Green was a 19-year-old model when she met Bill Cosby in Los Angeles.
Her story strikingly familiar to other accusers. She alleges, in the 1970s, she was drugged and assaulted by the man who would become America's favorite TV dad, Dr. Huxtable. Cosby and his attorneys have denied the sexual assault claims – he has never been charged with a crime. Due to a health condition, Green did not want to appear on camera. She joined Erin Burnett by phone.