Bill Cosby shows at Tarrytown Music Hall to go on despite rape allegations

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (PIX11) -- Comedian Bill Cosby’s December 6 afternoon and evening shows are sold out at the Tarrytown Music Hall.

Former model and TV host Janice Dickinson is the latest to come forward with accusations the legendary comic sexually assaulted her back in 1982.

Dickinson is one of 7 women who tell a similar story of being drugged and sexually abused by Cosby.

Matt Bercetti has tickets to the December 6 show, and he says the recent claims are not affecting his decision to see Cosby perform. “I already have tickets, come on, it’s a childhood dream for me to go see Bill Cosby, I’m not gonna let some recent allegations throw me off."

But the allegations it seems are throwing off Cosby’s career. Netflix put his comedy special on the shelf, NBC has nixed its own Cosby project, and cable channel TV Land has taken re runs of the Cosby Show off the air. In a statement on the Tarrytown Music Hall’s face book page executive director Bjorn Olsen said:

"We were unaware of this controversy when the show was booked, as I am sure the majority of ticket holders and other concerned individuals were. The show happens to be booked by an outside promoter, but i think I can safely say that (if) I had been offered the show back then, I would have booked it directly too."

The 77-year-old comic refuses to answer any questions about the scandal.

The music hall is a nonprofit and in a statement the Executive Director says that cancelling the show and refunding tickets would likely force layoffs and cuts to its community programs that would ultimately hurt the public more than Bill Cosby.

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