EXCLUSIVE: Video of a heckler disrupting Bill Cosby concert at the Lyric

 

About 15 minutes into his set at the Lyric on Friday night, comedian Bill Cosby was interrupted by a heckler.

"38 women called you a rapist!" Michael M. Crook shouted, later adding "Tell the one about how to get away with rape," to which Cosby shouted "Stop it!"

"I stood up to Bill Cosby tonight because I believe the 38 women who have come forward so far to accuse him of raping them," said Crook, who was ejected from the show by security. "I can't speak for those women, but I am determined to stand up with them and tell Mr. Cosby that he cannot simply avoid answering for those crimes." 

The video was sent to City Paper by a friend of Crook, who asked to remain anonymous.

Crook said he was not part of the Baltimore SlutWalk protest that was held in front of The Patricia and Arthur Model Performing Arts Center at The Lyric before the show. About 20 people showed up to protest. 

"I wanted [Cosby] to have to face, even if only for a moment, that reality before security escorted me out and allowed him to retreat to the comfort and embrace of audience willing to ignore those women," said Crook.

Check out our gallery of the protest HERE

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