One week after Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault, his name has been removed from the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame.
According to Deadline, the academy has kicked out the 80-year-old from the organization. His name has been removed from the list of honorees on the website and a statue of his likeness will not return to the Saban Media Center after renovations are completed.
Less than a week after he was found guilty by a jury of sexual assault charges, Bill Cosby’s name has been removed from the Television Academy’s online list of Hall of Fame inductees. An academy spokesperson on Thursday confirmed that the comic’s name had been removed from the list of honorees on the TV academy’s website, but noted that “he has not been removed from the Hall of Fame.” ——-This Is Sad. • • • • • • • • • • • #billcosby#billcosbyaccusers#halloffame#tvdads#americandad#black#culture#sitcoms#thecosbyshow#legends
While the academy is clearly distancing itself from the disgraced comedian, a spokesperson did say the academy has no intentions of rescinding his Television Academy awards, which includes four Primetime Emmys for The Cosby Show.
Cosby was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992. His expulsion comes days after his alma mater, Temple University, rescinded an honorary degree from the Philadelphian.