Bill Cosby Offers Refunds to NY Shows

Bill Cosby performs onstage at Day 2 of SXSW March 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas.  
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While Bill Cosby's Far From Finished Tour is still scheduled to make a stop in Tarrytown, N.Y., on Dec. 6, the beleaguered comic—amid increasing allegations of sexual assault—has finally agreed to offer refunds to those who want them, according to the Journal News.

An email was sent Friday from the Tarrytown Music Hall box office, reading, "Mr. Cosby's management is now allowing for refunds for any patron's (sic) that do not wish to attend the show. Please let me know if I may cancel and refund your order," the report says. Cosby's performances are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Music Hall Executive Director Bjorn Olsson took to Facebook to explain the precarious position in which the nonprofit music hall found itself. If the event had been canceled, the venue would have been responsible for paying $100,000 to the tour promoter, the report says.

It's the latest in a string of hits against the once-beloved actor and comedian as a result of sexual assault charges. In recent weeks, NBC and Netflix have canceled projects with Cosby. A Las Vegas casino has canceled an appearance scheduled for Nov. 28, and an Arizona casino canceled a planned February appearance by Cosby, the Journal reports.

Read more at NBC News.

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