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Cosby Jokes About Rape Allegations

Tells woman in audience to be careful about drinking around him
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2015 6:23 AM CST
Updated Jan 9, 2015 7:32 AM CST

(Newser) – Not only is Bill Cosby performing comedy again despite the ever-growing rape allegations against him, he's cracking jokes about them. At a show last night in Ontario, Canada, Cosby got into an ad-libbed back-and-forth with a woman who stood up during the performance, reports the National Post. When he asked where she was going, she said she was headed to the lobby to get a drink and asked Cosby if he wanted one. "You have to be careful about drinking around me," he replied.

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The Post's description: "The audience expelled a collective 'ooooo' at the joke, then laughed and cheered and the show went on." A few minutes after the exchange, a heckler called Cosby a rapist and was quickly ushered out by police, reports the AP. The 77-year-old addressed the latter incident in a statement: "One outburst but over 2600 loyal, patient, and courageous fans enjoyed the most wonderful medicine that exist [sic] for human-kind. Laughter," he wrote, adding, "I'm Far From Finished." (Former co-star Phylicia Rashad is defending Cosby, though she says some recent remarks were misquoted.)

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