Chris Matthews Apologizes For "Bill Cosby Pill" Joke

NBC Made Payment To Staffer After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Chris Matthews

Mr. Matthews made the offending comment as he was prepping for an interview with Mrs. Clinton at an Iowa fire station during the Democratic primary season on January 5, 2016, The Cut reported.

MSNBC star Chris Matthews has apologized for joking about a "Bill Cosby pill" before interviewing Hillary Clinton.

Matthews responded to the newly discovered clip, telling NY magazine on Friday that it "was a bad comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines", adding, "I realize that's no excuse". He asks, "Can I have some of the queen's waters?" "I realize that's no excuse. Precious waters?" Matthews asked.

"Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?" he quips seconds later, prompting nervous laughter and stunned faces from those around him. Cosby has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, including allegations that he drugged women to sexually assault them. "I deeply regret it and I'm sorry", he said.

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A spokesperson for Clinton did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but aides to the former Democratic presidential candidate expressed revulsion and bewilderment over the footage. He pinched her cheek after an interview in 2008, and suggested that her political career had been advanced because her husband had "messed around".

She has a "cackle, ' a 'scolding manner in terms of her public speaking, ' and some men believed her voice is like 'fingernails on a blackboard" said Matthews over the years. She didn't win there on her merit'. "My God is that good".

In December, conservative news siteThe Daily Caller reported that MSNBC paid out $40,000 to one of Matthews former assistants to settle a sexual harassment complaint from 1999.

The MSNBC spokesman said that they thoroughly reviewed the situation at the time and that Matthews received a formal reprimand.

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