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Bill Cosby postpones comedy performance in California

February 12, 2015
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Buell Theater in Denver. The Fox Theater in Bakersfield, Calif., announced that Cosby's comedy performance scheduled for Feb. 12, 2015, has been postponed and not yet rescheduled. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby has postponed a comedy performance in Bakersfield, California, amid allegations of sexual abuse of women.

A message posted to the website of The Fox Theater states the Thursday night show has been postponed and the venue does not have a new date for the performance.

The theater did not provide a reason and says it will provide refunds to ticketholders.

Cosby’s publicist David Brokaw did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

The 77-year-old Cosby has canceled or postponed more than a dozen shows on his comedy tour in the wake of allegations by numerous women that they were sexually abused by the actor-comedian.

Many of the accusations fall outside the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution or lawsuits.

Bakersfield is about 90 minutes northwest of Los Angeles.

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