Despite more than a dozen women having publicly accused 77-year-old comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault and rape in previous decades, the show, according to Turlock Community Theatre (TCT), must go on.
Cosby is scheduled to perform at the TCT Jan. 18. A representative from the theatre said that the show is sold out and will take place Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
When asked if the reason the show hasn’t been canceled was contractual, the representative, who only wanted to be identified as Janet, offered no comment and refused any further comment on the matter.
Cosby, who has denied claims of sexual harassment and rape dating back decades, had been previously scheduled to perform at Treasure Island Resort and Casino in Las Vegas last week. In a statement, the resort said the decision to cancel the show came “by mutual agreement,” and ticket holders would receive refunds.
Performances in Arizona, Illinois and South Carolina, scheduled for 2015, were also canceled.
While all of the allegations stem from the 1970s or 1980s, and Cosby is immune from criminal prosecutions due to statute of limitations laws, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it is willing investigate the accusations in their jurisdiction for civil court.
Cosby has come under intense scrutiny and has been the focus of much public outcry, specifically because many of his accusers all have similar stories of their sexual assaults and rapes.
Even the U.S. Navy took action against Cosby, revoking his honorary given rank of Chief Petty Officer.
The Navy bestowed the honorary rank in 2011. Cosby enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and served as a hospital corpsman before being honorably discharged in 1960 as a third-class petty officer.
"The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy's core values of honor, courage and commitment," Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens said in a statement.
While Cosby’s sold out show in Turlock is confirmed to take place as scheduled, any change of plans will be updated on TurlockCityNews.com.