The fight in the court of public opinion between Bill Cosby and more than 25 women who allege he drugged and sexually assaulted them escalated in Denver this weekend, promising to spill out to other cities.
As the comedian thanked fans in the Mile High City for attending two performances, saying in a statement, "I'm Far From Finished," a Los Angeles lawyer representing seven women vowed on Saturday to stage protests outside venues remaining on his 77-show tour.
"Cosby will be performing elsewhere, and I know it may shock you but you will see me where he is performing," said Gloria Allred, an attorney who specializes in women's rights and discrimination cases.
The allegations of sexual assault against Cosby, 77, that surfaced last year and date from 1965 to 2008 caused venues in Las Vegas, Washington, New York and Oklahoma to cancel or postpone appearances on a tour that began in November and runs through May. Shows in Florida and Canada went on as scheduled. Cosby has denied the allegations through his lawyer and hasn't been charged.
Saturday night, about 50 protesters chanted, "Rape is not a joke" in the glass-covered plaza outside the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre in downtown Denver. Occupants in cars on the busy street outside the city's performing arts complex honked their horns, with some shouting, "We believe the women."
Jackie items are auctioned
A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, along with photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach, sold at a Florida auction Saturday for a total of $28,400. The items up for bidding at Palm Beach Modern Auctions included Onassis' handwritten notes to interior designer Richard Keith Langham and Bill Hamilton, then the design director at Carolina Herrera. Onassis corresponded with both men about clothes and furnishings she was buying from the mid-1980s until her death in 1994. Letters written by Onassis rarely appear at auction.
wedding bells: Actor-comedian Stephen Fry has married partner Elliott Spencer in eastern England. The 57-year-old Fry sent a tweet to his 8 million followers on Saturday, announcing that he had tied the knot. "Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one," Fry tweeted. "Amazing." Fry announced his plans earlier in January to wed Spencer, 27, at the register office in Dereham. One of Britain's best known presenters, Fry first gained fame in the 1980s in a comedy duo with Hugh Laurie. He's also written novels and appeared in the film, "The Hobbit."