These Women Just Showed Bill Cosby That His Rape Allegations Are No Laughing Matter

These Women Just Showed Bill Cosby That His Rape Allegations Are No Laughing Matter
Source: AP
Source: AP

Bill Cosby's rape allegations are nothing to joke about.

After the embattled comedian joked about the sexual assault accusations leveled against him by at least 24 women during a stand-up show on Jan. 8, his Canada tour quickly ended thanks to protesters who disrupted a subsequent appearance and called him as a serial rapist.

Cosby was about half an hour into his final set at Ontario's Hamilton Place Theatre when about 30 people stood up and chanted "we believe the women," the New York Daily News reports. The hecklers shouted and blew rape whistles as security ushered them out of the theater while some 150 protesters stood outside the and waved signs criticizing Cosby.

Bill Cosby is seen leaving his show at the Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario, on Jan. 9.
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The protests came one day after Cosby referenced the fresh rape allegations that he's facing from dozens of women. According to National Post report Richard Warnica, who was present at the show, Cosby told a woman getting up for a drink that "you have to be careful about drinking around me."


According to the National Post, two men were thrown out from the half-full auditorium for shouting at Cosby after his joke. As one he was taken by security, he yelled, "You are a rapist. I'm being ejected because you are a rapist."


While Cosby's Canadian tour may be over, the comedian has a slate of upcoming shows in the United States — though a number of other planned shows have been canceled.

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Jared Keller

Jared Keller is the former director of news at Mic.

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