Cosby appearance in Yakima canceled

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YAKIMA — An appearance by embattled comedian Bill Cosby in Yakima has been canceled amid numerous allegations of sexual assault.

Cosby was scheduled to appear at the Capitol Theatre on Saturday. But the theater announced the cancellation in a news release on Monday morning. The release did not say whether the theater or the performer had canceled.

Those with tickets for the Yakima show will receive refunds.

Cosby has issued a statement discrediting the decades-old sexual assault accusations and his attorney has denied four of the allegations. But several of his shows have been canceled in recent days.