Bill Cosby refunds are available for some ticket holders in the New York area, according to Mashable.
Cosby had already planned performances in several cities when allegations of rape and sexual assault began to surface in recent weeks, initially brought about after a comedian made comments about past allegations against Cosby during one of his performances. A video of the performance was uploaded to YouTube and blew up into a major story since that time.
The Bill Cosby refunds are available at Tarrytown Music Hall on the outskirts of New York City, where Cosby is scheduled to perform December 6.
The music and comedy venue put out the following message on its Facebook page announcing the Bill Cosby refunds.
“Very pleased to announce that we are now able to offer a full refunds to all Dec 6 Cosby ticket holders who no longer wish to attend. Look for an email with instructions.
Thank you to all parties involved in negotiating this deal, and a HUGE thank you to Music Hall patrons who have been incredibly supportive and understanding in the last couple of weeks, on this page, in calls and emails.
“Very happy to be able to come through for those who have requested refunds, as well as for the patrons who still intend to come.
“If you want a refund, please make sure to respond to the email BEFORE DEC 4, 5pm, when the ‘open refund window’ will close, as per our agreement with the promoter. (To be clear: do not respond here, only to the email we just sent out, thanks!)”
Cosby has continued to perform at venues across the Caribbean and the United States in the wake of the allegations swirling around him, and in spite of the fact that he will not directly address the accusations. He has canceled appearances on The Queen Latifah Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
Other cities have canceled Bill Cosby performances in the wake of the growing list of allegations against the storied comedian, who has seen a pilot project for NBC scrapped, as well as having reruns of his iconic Cosby Show removed from the TV Land television channel and the channel’s website.
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