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Casinos in Tucson, Vegas Dump Cosby

Comedian's performances canceled as sexual-assault accusations mount
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 21, 2014 12:20 PM CST
Casinos in Tucson, Vegas Dump Cosby
In this Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden in New York.   (John Minchillo/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Bill Cosby's appearances at casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Ariz., have been canceled amid widening allegations of sexual assault. Officials at the Treasure Island hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip say they've mutually agreed with the comedian to cancel his upcoming performance. "It wasn't a good time" for the Nov. 28 performance, says a Treasure Island rep. She adds that ticketholders will be given refunds. No reason was given by Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson for its canceled Feb. 15 show.

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Cosby did appear last night in the Bahamas at a benefit for a women's service organization. Including an appearance in Melbourne, Fla., tonight, Cosby is slated to perform at least 36 shows between now and May 2015. Read the latest accusations against him, including one by Lou Ferrigno's wife. (Read more Bill Cosby stories.)

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