Despite months of sexual abuse allegations, Bill Cosby still plans to complete three upcoming Canadian shows. According to The Associated Press, Cosby’s reps are saying that he has “every intent” to perform, as he is legally obligated to do so.
In a statement, Innovation Arts & Entertainment, which is putting on the shows, said it is obligated to proceed or face “crippling legal obstacles for violation.” And although protests are planned for the shows, the venues are prepared. The statement continued: “While it is disappointing for the need to worry about the theater being a place for planned protests, we are fully prepared to protect our audience.”
This development coincides with another bit of Cosby-related news: On Sunday night, NBC aired an episode of Celebrity Apprentice in which former Cosby Show star Keshia Knight Pulliam was fired after refusing to call her TV dad to ask for funding.
Cosby is set to perform in Ontario on Jan. 7, Jan. 8, and Jan. 9.