Bill Cosby Receives Standing Ovation in Denver After Largest Protest Yet

by Raphael Chestang 5:47 PM PST, January 19, 2015
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Bill Cosby received a standing ovation during a comedy show in Denver over the weekend, but outside the venue attorney Gloria Allred was leading the biggest public protest to date against the comedian in light of the sexual assault allegations brought against him.

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About 1,800 fans who came to watch Cosby were met with blaring horns from protesters, but Allred was faced with a wall of police when she tried to cross the entrance to the Buell Theatre.

"That is one of the most low, dirty tricks - the most transparently obvious restriction of free speech that I have ever seen," Allred told ET.

Cosby has never been charged with sexual assault, despite allegations from more than 15 women claiming they were drugged and assaulted by him.

The latest accusation is from model Chloe Goins, who claims Cosby assaulted her in Beverly Hills in 2008. Cosby's attorney issued a statement to ET, saying, "Mr. Cosby was in New York on that date. We will be providing documentary evidence to the appropriate authorities."

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Earlier in the day, Allred held a rally at Denver's Crawford Hotel to support the women who've come forward with sexual assault allegations against Cosby. Seventy-five men and women reportedly attended the Teach In and Speak Out event.

"We are not afraid of Bill Cosby, but apparently Bill Cosby is afraid of us," Allred said.