August 18, 2007

Cosby dodges disenrollment issue

Controversy leads Cosby to cancel his showBill Cosby has canceled his Sept. 2 appearance at the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino because of a dispute between the casino and an outside group over the tribe's efforts to get rid of some members.

That group wrote a letter to Cosby to explain how it is upset with the Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, owners of the Coarsegold casino, for removing people from its membership rolls.

"The letter was written to stop these performers from coming and supporting the tribes for doing what they are doing to the people," says Laura Wass, a Fresno-based American Indian activist who is a member of the group that sent the letter.

Wass says Cosby was not singled out for any particular reason. He is just the first of several performers scheduled to appear at Chukchansi who have been sent letters regarding the dispute.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good on Cos.

Native Americans are going around shafting the crap out of each other out of greed. I'm glad that Dr. Cosby won't reward that kind of sordid conduct.