Bill Cosby just lost two more gigs.
The comedian will no longer perform stand-up shows at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (next Friday, Nov. 28) and Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson (on Feb. 15), both establishments confirmed to the AP. The Vegas casino said it was a “mutual agreement,” while the Tucson casino did not elaborate on the reasons behind the cancellation.
Cosby, under renewed fire for multiple allegations of drugging and sexually assaulting women over the course of his career, has seen several companies distance themselves this week: NBC stopped development on an upcoming sitcom; Netflix postponed his Thanksgiving special; and TV Land pulled reruns of “The Cosby Show” off the air.
On Friday, Comedy Central confirmed that the channel will no longer air a rerun of Cosby’s stand-up special, “Far From Finished,” the day after Thanksgiving. The special made its worldwide premiere on the network last November, and was touted as Cosby’s first TV concert special in three decades. About 2 million viewers tuned in.
It was a quick and abrupt fall for the comedian, given that these allegations have surrounded Cosby for years. But this month more women have publicly come forward to say they had been raped by Cosby years ago. Cosby has denied these accusations for years, and this week, two of his lawyers said the claims are not true. In 2006, Cosby settled with a civil suit with a woman who said he sexually assaulted her.
Meanwhile, Cosby is still scheduled to perform a sold-out show in Melbourne, Fla., on Friday night. He also performed in the Bahamas on Thursday night and did not mention anything about the allegations.
On Friday morning, a spokesman for Centric confirmed that “The Cosby Show” reruns are still on the cable network’s schedule.