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27 Apr 2018

Temple revokes Cosby’s honorary degree after guilty verdict on drugging and molesting employee

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April 27, 2018 Category: Local Posted by:

Bill Cosby’s alma mater says it has revoked an honorary degree given to the comedian more than two decades ago.

Temple University in Philadelphia says the school’s board of trustees accepted a recommendation Friday to rescind the 1991 degree it awarded to Cosby.

A statement released by the school cites Thursday’s jury verdict finding Cosby guilty of drugging and molesting a Temple employee in 2004.

The school was among few that waited to pull honors from Cosby until after the verdict.

Cosby received a bachelor’s degree from Temple and long served as a public face and fundraiser for the school.

Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick O’Connor previously said he would recuse himself from discussions on the honorary degree. O’Connor represented Cosby in 2005 when he first faced allegations of sexual assault.

A judge confined the comedian to his suburban Philadelphia home until the comedian is sentenced on sexual assault charges.

Cosby must also wear a GPS monitoring device under the order issued Friday by Judge Steven O’Neill.

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