Bill Cosby Met With Protests At Denver Show

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Bill Cosby show in Denver goes on without disturbances despite protests.

About 100 people chanting “Rape is not a joke!” and “No means no!” protested outside a theater in Denver before comedian Bill Cosby took the stage on Saturday, but his first of two performances of the night went on without a disturbance.DENVER (CBS/AP) — A woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her said Saturday that Cosby put drugs in her cappuccino when she went to see one of his shows in Denver in 1986. Shortly before his performance at the Buell Theatre, one woman held a news conference at a hotel in the city to accuse him of sexually assaulting her in 1986. She said the next thing she remembered was waking up hours later in the back of her car “practically naked.” Ferrier has said previously she was assaulted by Cosby.

He has denied the allegations through his attorney and has never been charged with a crime. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. Cosby was welcomed to the stage during his first show with a standing ovation and hoots of “We love you Bill!” He did not make any reference to the allegations during the two-hour-long show. “I believe that if you’re not convicted of a crime, then why should you be judged? All it takes is for one person to say something, then you have all these other people wanting to get their 15 minutes of fame.” he said of Cosby’s accusers.

About 25 demonstrators gathered outside that show, chanting “no means no” and “Colorado believes the women.” But inside the venue, the crowd warmly welcomed Cosby. Making his first appearance in Pueblo since a 1996 show at the Colorado State Fair, he was embraced by a mostly middle-aged and older crowd. “I have thousands of loyal, patient and courageous fans that are going to leave their homes to enjoy an evening of laughter and return home feeling wonderful,” he said. “I’m ready!” He finished his statement with references to his “Fat Albert” character’s trademark line and to his 2013 television special — “Hey, Hey, Hey — I’m Far From Finished.” Hecklers stood up and chanted repeatedly “we believe the women” at Cosby’s third and final performance of a Canadian tour Jan. 9. Chloe Goins’ attorney said that his client is the first woman accusing Cosby of sexual misconduct whose case may fall within the statute of limitations.

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