London, ON — During a recent comedy performance in Ontario, Canada, Bill Cosby cracked a controversial joke when a women got up to leave.
Cosby has been in the headlines for at least 2 months now after more than 15 women have come forth with sexual assault allegations. Most have accused him of drugging them by slipping something in their drinks before he assaulted them.
But not everybody laughed off his remark. A few minutes later, one person in the audience started yelling that Cosby was a rapist. But when the audience started to boo the man, Cosby stood up and said, “No, no, stop” while waving his hands.
The man was soon after removed from the theater by a police officer.
Cosby, who is 77 years old, later released a public statement addressing what happened. He said:
“Dear Fans: One outburst but over 2,600 loyal, patient and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist for human-kind. Laughter. I thank you, the theatre staff (Budweiser Gardens), the event organizers and the London, ON Community for your continued honor and support. I’m Far From Finished.”
Cosby’s first performance in Canada since the ordeal did go fairly well, despite the few minor incidents, but a fairly large group of protestors were outside the venue before and after the show – despite wind chills of negative 20 degrees.