Promoters Say Bill Cosby's Canadian Shows Will Happen

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Promoters Say Bill Cosby's Canadian Shows Will Happen

File Photo: US Comedian Bill Cosby. (Reuters)

Toronto:  The promoters of comedian Bill Cosby's three shows in Canada next week say the comedian's representatives informed them he has "every intent" to do them and they are legally obligated to put them on.

Chicago-based Innovation Arts & Entertainment said in a statement on Friday that they understand the decision is unpopular but that both they and the venues are legally obligated to proceed and that "we would face crippling legal obstacles for violation."

More than 15 women have come forward since November claiming to have been drugged, sexually assaulted or both by Cosby, who has never been charged in connection with any of the allegations.

Cosby is scheduled to appear in Kitchener, Ontario, on January 7; London, Ontario, on January 8; and Hamilton, Ontario, on January 9.

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