Bill Cosby has ignored old sex abuse claims which have recently resurfaced, and put on a hit comedy show in the Bahamas.
The comedian is facing the shock claims from a string of women, dating back to the 1980s, but has refused to comment when quizzed twice in the last few weeks.
He stepped out to delight his fans on Thursday however, in his first public appearance since the claims resurfaced, and performed at Nassau’s Atlantis Resort.
Sat in front of the crowd in a grey jumper with the words “Hello Friend” emblazoned across the front, Cosby had the audience laughing from start to finish, and according to reports, even got a standing ovation at the end.
He ignored the sex abuse claims, reportedly not referencing them once.
The benefit was in aid of women’s volunteer service group The Links, Inc. and in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, the group explained its reasons for allowing Cosby to perform.
“The scheduling of Mr. Cosby to perform at the Nassau (Bahamas) Chapter’s fundraiser was done in good faith and in advance of the allegations coming to light,” National President Glenda Newell-Harris said. “As a women’s organization committed to uplifting and empowering women, The Links, Incorporated does not tolerate crimes against women.”
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