Bill Cosby's Florida Appearance to Proceed as Planned, Protests Expected
A radio station is offering a $200 Amazon gift card to anyone who disrupts the show
Bill Cosby‘s Friday appearance in Melbourne, Florida, will proceed as planned, PEOPLE has confirmed.
Backstage passes have been voided and there will be a visible police presence.
But protests are nonetheless expected at the performance. The hosts behind the Orlando radio program “The News Junkie” are offering a $200 Amazon gift card to anyone who disrupts the show, according to WKMG.
“All you have to do is stand up,” host Shawn Wasson said. “You got to film it or record the audio.”
Treasure Island Casino canceled Cosby’s Nov. 28 appearance “by mutual agreement” with the comedian, a spokesperson for the Las Vegas hotel told CNNMoney.
On Thursday, the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, Arizona, pulled the plug on Cosby’s Feb. 15 show. The venue gave no reason for the cancelation, but offered a refund to anyone who bought tickets to the show.
And Cosby’s planned April show at the Virginia Theater in Champaign, Illinois, has also been canceled, a spokeswoman for the venue confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday.
The comedian made no mention of the sexual assault allegations during a performance in the Bahamas on Thursday.
• Reporting by STEVE HELLING