- Associated Press - Friday, November 21, 2014

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Bill Cosby’s two shows next April at a theater in Champaign have been canceled in the wake of allegations the famed comedian sexually assaulted women.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Friday (https://bit.ly/1uKI0sp ) that Champaign Park District Executive Director Joe DeLuce said canceling the shows was a difficult decision. DeLuce says the district made the decision because the Cosby scandal “keeps on growing.” Ticket holders will receive full refunds.

Other venues also have canceled Cosby shows in recent days.

Casinos in Las Vegas and Tucson, Arizona, announced Cosby show cancelations. Netflix postponed a Cosby comedy special it was to air later this month and NBC stopped development of a Cosby. TV Land has stopped airing reruns of “The Cosby Show.”

Cosby representatives have issued a statement discrediting the decades-old accusations.

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