Thursday , February 22 2024

Bill Cosby Performs at Turlock Theatre to Supportive Fans

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<div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Embattled comedian Bill Cosby made an appearance in the Valley on Sunday night, performing to a sold-out crowd in Turlock. The 77-year old has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting more than twenty women. On Saturday night at his show in Denver, Colorado, there were more than two-dozen protestors. On Sunday night at the Turlock Community Theatre, there was at least one.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">&quot;Bill Cosby’s funny, he’s timeless,&quot; said Cosby fan Becki Watney.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Watney continued, &quot;I’ve watched him growing up and I love him. And I still do!&quot;</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">As his fans walked into the Turlock Community Theatre, they were first greeted by upset Turlock resident Suzette Sims.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Sims said, &quot;I wanted the people, the women that have been coming forward, to know that someone here in this town believes them.&quot;</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Sims said it didn’t cross her mind once not to protest Cosby’s comedy show. She held a sign that said, &quot;I Believe the Women&quot;, and in each individual letter on her neon sign, it said, &quot;rape is no joke&quot;. Sims said she was standing up for the 20-plus women whom have come forward accusing Cosby of rape.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">&quot;I believe that they can’t all be lying. Not every one of them is lying, there has to be some truth somewhere,&quot; said Sims.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Cosby’s team has denied all of the accusations against the 77-year-old. Many of them go back decades and fall outside the statute of limitations.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Jennifer Kam, another Cosby fan in attendance of the show said, &quot;You know I think it was probably stirred up recently, that may or may have not have happened long ago. I think the man has done a whole lot more good than the negative that’s been portrayed on him.&quot;</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">The Turlock Community Theatre said Cosby’s appearance was announced last year, before the allegations. They said it would have been financially difficult for them to cancel the show because they would still have to pay Cosby his fee, along with the ticket refunds.</font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2"><br /></font></div><div style="color: #000000; font-family: tahoma;"><font size="2">Just this week, model Chloe Goins claimed Cosby sexually assaulted her. But, unlike previous claims by other women, the allegations fall within the statute of limitations for an investigation. So far, no comment from Cosby’s camp.</font></div></div>

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