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Bill Cosby Has 'Wonderful Time' in First Show Since November

Bill Cosby was applauded by ticketholders in Kitchener, Ontario, Wednesday despite new claims made by three women Wednesday.
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Bill Cosby thanked fans for attending a show in Canada on Wednesday, telling the crowd in an Ontario theater that "I had a wonderful time" on the same day that three more women accused him of sexual assault.

There were no disruptions inside the show at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener Wednesday and the crowd applauded Cosby as he took the stage, but a small group of protesters outside the venue chanted slogans like "rape is not funny!" outside. Some pleased fans called the show "classic Bill Cosby." Cosby's last show was in Melbourne, Florida, on Nov. 21

Some 20 women — including supermodels Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson — have accused Cosby of sexual assault, and some alleged they were drugged and raped decades ago. Cosby’s lawyers have denied the accusations, and accused at least one of trying to extort him. Some venues cancelled performances. The U.S. Navy revoked his honorary title.

Earlier Wednesday, attorney Gloria Allred said three more women are accusing Cosby of drugging and assaulting them between 1981 and 1996. Allred said the accusations are too old for criminal charges or lawsuits.

Idris Younis attended the show and was unfazed by the allegations. "People are judging him wrong. I believe that if something happened to you now deal with it now,” Younis said. Cosby did not address the allegations during the show. At the end, he told the crowd, "I've been waiting for tonight"... and then, "I'm leaving but I had a wonderful time."



— Kate Snow

The Associated Press contributed to this report.