Smithsonian won't pull Cosby art exhibit after charges
WASHINGTON - The criminal charges filed Wednesday against Bill Cosby won't lead to any changes to a Cosby-funded art exhibit at a Smithsonian museum.
Eddie Burke, a spokesman for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, said Wednesday that the exhibit will close as scheduled on Jan. 24. He says no changes will be made to a posted disclaimer that says the museum does not condone Cosby's alleged behavior.
About a third of the works on display in the exhibit come from the private collection of Cosby and his wife, Camille. Cosby also funded the exhibit with a $716,000 gift.
Smithsonian officials debated whether to pull the exhibit after revelations about Cosby's behavior with women in court documents unsealed earlier this year. Cosby was charged Wednesday with aggravated indecent assault.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Despite video of prominent attorney's DWI arrest, prosecutor throws out charges
Police identify woman found shot, killed inside wrecked car
Small business owner left out in the cold after thief steals snowball...
Bold theives burglarize cars and leave messages in Pointe Coupee
Holiday Helpers hand off annual Thanksgiving dinner