Bill Cosby Offers Refund To Ticket Holders Who Decided They Don’t Want To See Him
Bill Cosby is reportedly offering refunds to ticket holders who don’t want to see the alleged serial rapist perform in suburban New York next week. The unusual move comes as Cosby’s two December 6 shows at the Tarrytown Music Hall draw near amid a continuing wave of sexual assault allegations and controversy.
The venue has sent an email to ticket holders announcing, “Mr. Cosby’s management is now allowing for refunds for any patrons that do not wish to attend the show. Please let me know if I may cancel and refund your order.” While the message did not explicitly mention why potential audience members may have had reason to change their minds about attending, the implication was clear given the news swirling around Cosby in recent weeks.
According to the local Journal News, at least one customer was happy to get his money back. “I would never want to harm the Music Hall, but this is a different situation with all the allegations that went out,” Louis Lambros told the outlet. “My wife and I would not have gone, but we didn’t want Cosby to get the money.”
Cosby has more than 30 scheduled comedy shows between now and next May, although some have been canceled as more attention has been focused on old and new rape allegations against him. Gossip Cop will have updates.