MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

  • MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

MSNBC's Chris Matthews apologizes for Cosby comment

A spokeswoman for MSNBC referred BuzzFeed News to a statement Matthews made to the Cut.

"Can I have some of the queen's waters?" "Precious waters? Where's that Bill Cosby pill I brought with me?".

The footage, obtained by the Cut, shows behind-the-scenes preparations for the January 2016 interview. Dozens of women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct, including some who say he drugged and raped his victims.

Matthews apologized for his remarks after The Cut contacted him.

"This was a awful comment I made in poor taste during the height of the Bill Cosby headlines", Matthews said to the Cut "I realize that's no excuse". "I realize that's no excuse". He said, "I deeply regret it and I'm sorry".

"As person who set up this interview and assured HRC & team I believed Chris would be fair, this makes me feel ill". From 2002 until 2013, he also hosted "The Chris Matthews Show". He once pinched her cheek after an interview, and, in 2008 said, "the reason she's a USA senator, the reason she's a candidate for president, the reason she may be a front-runner is her husband messed around". Matthews said to a crew member. "She didn't win there on her merit".

For those following Matthews, who laughed Thursday at the prospect of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe punching President Donald Trump, the comments are not surprising.

"Did you see her walk?"

Other incidents include Matthews ogling Melania Trump, saying Sarah Palin "could not be hotter as a candidate", and asking former Sen. "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.