Cosby Amid Hecklers: 'We Are Here to Enjoy My Gift'

Comedian performs in Baltimore despite the usual protests
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2015 6:52 AM CDT
Cosby Amid Hecklers: 'We Are Here to Enjoy My Gift'
Bill Cosby performs in this Jan. 17 file photo.   (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Bill Cosby is still going at it, with a performance in Baltimore last night following what is by now a typical script: About 10 minutes into the show, a protester stood and shouted, "Thirty-eight women spoke up and called you a rapist. Thirty-eight women!" reports the Baltimore Sun. Cosby fans then shouted their own support in response, as Cosby himself asked people to take it easy until security did its thing. “Just remain calm,” he said, as quoted by the Washington Post. “We are here to enjoy my gift. We are not here to argue. Let those people speak. We will find them and ask them to leave.” Another regular part of the Cosby experience: Show-goers were greeted by protesters outside the venue.

The Sun quotes two women at the performance, both of whom say they were victims of sexual assault in their own lives, with opposing views:

  • 'Ashamed': "These people know these women were victimized, and they couldn't care less. They should be ashamed of themselves."
  • No charges: "I know what it feels like. But the man hasn't been charged with a crime, and the man hasn't gone to court. The Bible says, 'Judge not, lest you be judged.'"
(Read more Bill Cosby stories.)

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