Embattled comedian Bill Cosby's Saturday show in Yakima, Washington, has been canceled, venue organizers said on Monday, the latest in a string of cancellations following decades-old sexual assault allegations that have surfaced in recent weeks.
The Capitol Theatre said all ticket holders to the show will receive refunds, and the show is postponed indefinitely, with no new date announced. Cosby has not directly addressed the accusations but his attorneys have called them "discredited" and "defamatory."
Cosby, 77, spoke to the newspaper Florida Today on Friday, before performing his comedy routine at a theater in Melbourne, Florida. The comedian has refused to address questions about allegations made by a number of women who said he forced himself on them sexually, with some accusing him of drugging them first.
"I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," Cosby told Florida Today, which serves readers in Melbourne and surrounding areas.
"People should fact-check. People shouldn't have to go through that and shouldn't answer to innuendos," Cosby told the newspaper, in a story posted on its website late on Friday.