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.
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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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.