During a performance in London, Ontario, the septuagenarian stand-up joked about the rape and drugging allegations against him from at least 20 women, according to a report in the National Post.
When a woman in the front row started to leave, Cosby asked her from the stage where she was going. She replied that she was getting a drink and asked if he wanted one.
“You have to be careful about drinking around me,” Cosby replied. There was a gasp from audience members, then applause, though two men were ejected after one of them yelled out, “We don’t love you, Bill. You’re a rapist. I’m being ejected because you’re a rapist.”
The crowd for Cosby’s second night of a short Canadian tour, estimated at 1,500 in the half-filled the arena, was largely supportive of Cosby, according to the newspaper. Patrons were handed a flier when they came in warning that “disruptive behavior” could result in ejection, arrest and banning from the facility.
Plans for a Cosby special on Netflix and a series on NBC were derailed when numerous women came forward with claims, some newly public and some as much as four decades old, that Cosby had drugged them and then had sex with them, sometimes multiple times.