Bill Cosby cancels show at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 10, 2015 12:39 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Pittsburgh) -- Bill Cosby has canceled his February 21 appearance at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall.

The venue, home to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, says the show "has been canceled by mutual agreement with Cosby's presenter and Heinz Hall management.''

No specific reason was given. 

The venue's website indicates fewer than half the available tickets had been sold for the show at the 2,676-seat venue. 

The 77-year-old comedian and television star has been dogged by accusations from several women that he sexually abused or harassed them, and several of his shows have been greeted by protesters after the allegations resurfaced in recent months. 

Cosby has denied wrongdoing, but hasn't addressed the allegations during performances that have not been canceled. 

Refunds will be issued for tickets to the Pittsburgh show.

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Comments: 2

  • Juggling For A Cure img 2015-02-10 17:05

    The media and Cosby critics should hold the accusers to the same scrutiny.

    Journalist Don Bauder writes, “In late 2005, Cosby accuser Tamara Green was suspended from practice of law because of three client incidents. In one, she received a lengthily retained payment of $20,000 that was owed to the client. In another case, Green took $1000 from a client and then failed to do the legal work. In the third case, she failed to appear at trial on behalf of a client. Her client phoned the office number and found the number was disconnected. Green had moved her office without notifying the client.”

    Work cited:

    Which Tamara Green we talking about? Cosby accuser's rocky career as attorney documented. By Don Bauder, Nov. 24, 2014.

    A con lawyer with a shady personality. This is what we are destroying Bill Cosby for.

  • MaryDtn9 img 2015-02-11 08:42

    Bill Cosby Rapist. THIS PIG IS DONE. I will relentlessly pursue rapist Bill Cosby, Cosby accomplices, the Cosby family and Cosby supporters. This is not a threat, this is a promise. Let’s be clear, they own this.

    WHY! VICTIMS MATTER! These victims represent our families, our children, daughters, wives, mothers and sisters.

    Cosby’s guilt is overwhelming and beyond doubt. The only question is how many people did he rape, fifty, hundreds! Cosby is a predatory habitual rapist. The number of Cosby drug raped victims is painfully staggering and continues to climb. For every victim who comes forward there are fifty more too afraid to do so. The emotional impact on these victims and their families is heart wrenching and most will be haunted for the remainder of their lives. The actuall number of individuals impacted by Cosby is in the thousands.

    All who blame victims for their own rapes show the same sick sociopath attitude that empowered Cosby to rape for fifty years! Cosby, a sociopath, is incapable of remorse and he reeks of guilt. The shocking trait of a sociopath is their complete lack of conscience, lack of empathy, remorse, guilt or shame. Small comfort, at 77 Cosby will not live forever. Justice denied awaits all victims; vengeance is mine.

    To all who take the time to read this message, if you agree, please share this link, Thank You.
    Bill Cosby Rapist. #billcosbyrapist

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