Cosby Cancels Following Allegations

Bill Cosby canceled three Florida shows and a Cleveland town hall meeting January 20-23 citing personal reasons. His publicist, David Brokaw would not say if the cancellations had anything to do with a recent allegation of sexual assault.

Cosby attorney Walter Phillips said the allegation was “utterly preposterous” and that, at the most, it amounted to “inappropriate touching.”

“I know the person making the accusation hasn’t been contacted by authorities,” Phillips said. “We are hopeful and optimistic that no charges will be brought forward.”

Media reports were inconsistent as to what the allegation involved, but it centers around a former employee at Philadelphia’s Temple University who went to dinner with Cosby and associates a year ago. She claims the comedian invited her back to his home and gave her a pill after she complained of stress and tension.

According to most accounts, the anonymous woman claimed Cosby touched her inappropriately, and then she woke up with her clothes in disarray and her bra undone.

Cosby is an alum of Temple and a major contributor to the university.

The accuser has reportedly returned to her native Canada. She supposedly waited to make the allegation because she feared it could have affected her standing at Temple.