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Temple Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree Following Rape Conviction

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Actor Bill Cosby arrives at Montgomery County Courthouse for a hearing in Norristown, Pa. Photo: AP

Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three charges of aggravated sexual assault, and is now facing up to 30 years in prison. While the comedian has already been stripped of several honorary degrees and certificates due to sexual assault allegations, his alma mater, Temple University, is the latest institution to disassociate themselves from the stand-up following his conviction.

The Philadelphia university released a statement today confirming Cosby’s degree would be made invalid.

“In 1991, based on his career achievements, Temple awarded an honorary degree to William Cosby. Yesterday, Dr. Cosby was found guilty by a jury of the felony of aggravated sexual assault. Today the Temple University Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of the University to rescind the honorary degree.”
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Cosby served as a member on the board for decades, resigning in 2014, according to TMZ. His accuser, Andrea Constand, is a former women’s basketball administrator at the school.

Re-runs of The Cosby Show have also been removed from BOUNCE TV’s line-up following his conviction.

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