Ticketmaster offers refunds for Bill Cosby’s shows in Denver this weekend.
Despite planned protests being planned for Bill Cosby’s shows this weekend, organisers of the event say they have a “moral obligation” to go on with the show despite the controversial surrounding Bill Cosby.
Bill Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than 15 women. He has not been charged and denies all claims.
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BBC News reports:
Organisers AEG Live said it understood concerns some people had about the shows taking place, but said the company had a “moral obligation” to allow the comedian to perform.
“If the allegations turn out to be true, I’m going to be appalled and disgusted,” AEG President Chuck Morris told Denver station KUSA-TV.
“But at this point, I feel like I have an obligation to the people that want to see the show and an artist that has not been charged or convicted.”
Meanwhile, protests are being planned outside the Buell Theatre venue on Saturday during both performances.
Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing several women who have accused the comedian of either rape or sexual assault, is expected to speak and join the demonstration.
At least 10 dates on Cosby’s North American stand-up tour, as well as some scheduled TV appearances, were cancelled following the initial allegations which surfaced last autumn.
The comedian’s shows in Canada earlier this month went ahead, despite demonstrations outside the venue in Ontario.
More than a dozen protestors carried placards stating “rape is no joke” and some barred the entrance to the venue, before being asked to move by security.
Cosby became the quintessential American Dad in his role as Dr Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992, a huge hit in the US and around the globe.