Bill Cosby: Standing Ovations While Prostests Rage

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Bill Cosby is continuing his comedy tour despite the recent scandals that plague him.

On Saturday at the Buell Theater in Denver, Cosby performed two shows with each lasting over an hour and a half.

The shows commenced with Bill Cosby walking on stage in a sweatshirt that said "Hello Friend".

The aging comic talked, as usual, about life and parenthood.

All the while protests raged outside.

One of the most recent in the line of women who have accused Bill Cosby of rape stood outside with famed attorney Gloria Allred and a small army of protesters.

Beth Ferrier, a Denver resident, told her story at a rally earlier that day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kapQ7YVmCGU

Ferrier told her story to People after she decided to come clean in 2005.

After having coffee with Bill Cosby in his dressing room in the mid-80's, she said, "I woke up in my car in the parking lot with my clothes all a mess, I was definitely drugged. All I had to drink was coffee and the room was spinning. I wondered, I still wonder, 'What did he do with me? Why was my bra unhooked? What happened?' "

So, I assume she shared a similar version with protesters in Denver before Bill Cosby's show on Saturday.

Allred told the crowd of protesters, "It's an important day because Bill Cosby has the chutzpah – the guts – to come to Denver, of all places, to perform and to treat these allegations as a joke."

Despite the disturbance outside, Bill Cosby fans gave him a standing ovation after his shows wrapped up. In return, Bill Cosby offered a salute and his thanks.

Do you think it was inappropriate for Bill Cosby to do a stop in Denver when one of his most recent accusers lives there and alleges that the abuse took place there?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.