Two universities have withdrawn the honorary degrees they conferred on Bill Cosby because of the sexual assault allegations hanging around his neck.
Everyone seems to be disassociating themselves with the embattled Bill Cosby. Following the massive sexual assault scandals that trail the popular American comedian, actor and TV presenter, Bill Cosby, two universities have stripped him for the honorary degrees conferred on him.
Fordham and Marquette universities on Thursday rescinded honorary degrees from Bill Cosby amid allegations from women accusing the comedian of sexual assault.
Marquette’s board of trustees approved a resolution rescinding an honorary degree presented to Cosby in 2013. The degree was immediately rescinded, the school said.
Fordham’s board of trustees also voted to take back an honorary doctor of fine arts degree given to him in 2001.
As a Jesuit university, Fordham could no longer stand behind the degree it had bestowed upon Mr Cosby, hence this unprecedented action.
Bill Cosby admitted having extramarital relationships with several women, including some who now accuse him of sexual assault. He has never been charged with a crime and has consistently denied the allegations.
Fordham and Marquette are the latest schools to distance themselves from the comedian, joining Central State University, Temple University and Spelman College.