Bill Cosby's Dire Warning to Live Audience
A warning was given to the audience before Bill Cosby's latest show.
The announcement said, "There may be attempts to disrupt tonight's performance. If a disruption occurs please remain calm until the matter is resolved and do not confront the person making the disruption."
The warning came after a Florida radio station offered $1,000 to anyone who would heckle Cosby's performance.
The news station host told listeners to, "Stand up in the middle of whatever he is doing and say, 'The news junkie wants to know if you raped any of those women.'"
But, the show in Melbourne, Florida, went on without incident and ended in a rousing standing ovation for the 77-year-old comic legend.
In a newspaper interview conducted backstage, Cosby denounced the radio station, telling Florida Today, "Suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness. That's not good for anyone. I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos. People should fact check."
Cosby is continuing with his nationwide tour, but so far seven venues cancelled.
The scandal is being called the, "Fall of Bill Cosby," in a cover story in People magazine on newsstands Wednesday.
The firestorm was lampooned on Saturday Night Live when one comedian joked, "Hey Bill Cosby, pull your damn pants up!"