Bill Cosby has remained silent about the newest sexual assault claims against him, but he didn't always keep quiet on the topic.
The now 77-year-old comedian — who has dodged allegations of misconduct for decades — spoke out in a 2005 interview with The National Enquirer.
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RadarOnline.com posted audio from that interview on Wednesday, depicting a defiant and frustrated Cosby on the defense.
In the first part of the recording, Cosby seemed to play the victim himself, asking
"Who really wants to put his or her family in a position of information coming out publicly that will cause great emotional stress [and] challenge? The choices that the family, friends, have made and looking at him or her as a good person, a wonderful person, a person to be trusted."
In response to him lawyering up against the then-claims, he bemoaned:
"I guess that a celebrity trying to protect him or herself is not supposed to use every ounce of protection? But this is all about celebrity. Period!"
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Finally, he reiterated that he was a target because of his fame, saying that "the celebrity should know better."
Cosby's 2005 interview was in response to Tamara Green accusations of sexual assault.
Earlier this week, model Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of drugging and raping her back in 1982.
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Cosby's latest defense has come via his lawyer, Marty Singer, who called Dickinson claims "defamatory."
As this case against Cosby builds, more and more women have come forward. Listen to Bill in his own words, above!
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