Posted: November 21, 2014 10:10 PM
Bill Cosby took the stage Thursday night for the first time since his sexual abuse allegations scandal blew up - and "America's Dad" ignored the elephant in the room.
The 77-year-old performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and did not address sex assault allegations. The 90-minute show, part of his current tour which will bring him all over the country from now until spring, benefited a women's service organization, The Links Foundation.
Cosby wore a gray sweat suit with "Hello Friend," the name of the charity foundation started in memory of his son Ennis, on the front. The Hollywood Reporter wrote that he stuck to his stand-up routine, which included stories of growing up in the projects of Philadelphia. The venue was close to capacity and some audience members gave him a standing ovation when he finished.
Cosby has decided not to speak out about the women. This week supermodel Janice Dickinson and actress-turned-journalist Joan Tarshis came forward to share their stories. The Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno's wife Carla, model-actress Angela Leslie, model Renita Chaney Hill, a nurse named Therese Serignese, and a Florida woman named Linda Joy Traitz - have spoken out as well.
Bill Cosby's tour, however, continues. While two performances have been canceled so far -a Nov. 28 show at the Treasure Island hotel-casino in Las Vegas and Diamond Desert Casino in Tucson, Arizona, on Feb. 15 - he otherwise has a packed schedule through next spring. In fact, Cosby will appear in Melbourne, Florida, tonight for a show... and it is sold out.
Source: Yahoo Celebrity