Bill Cosby’s honorary degree from Pennsylvania’s Franklin & Marshall College has been rescinded and if that wasn’t troubling enough for the scandal ridden comedian, the school is also looking into returning $100,000 that Cosby donated towards the establishment of a scholarship program that has funded the graduate work of several students.
The school’s board voted last week to revoke the honor which was bestowed upon Cosby 15 years prior when he was the school’s commencement speaker, according to an Associate Press report published on VOA News.
Mr. Cosby, who has never been formally charged with a crime surrounding his now numerous accusations of alleged sexual misconduct, previously had his degrees pulled from various other schools, including Tufts, Fordham, Baylor and Lehigh.
Court documents that were unsealed back in July show that the 78-year-old comedian admitted that he had extramarital relationships with multiple women, some of whom have accused him of sexually assaulting them.
The unsealed documents also reveal Cosby’s admittance to having acquired Quaaludes to give to women that he wanted to have sex with.
Mr. Cosby, who hasn’t been formally charged with a crime for his now numerous allegations sexual misconduct, has also had his degrees pulled by Tufts, Fordham, Baylor and Lehigh.
Franklin & Marshall referred to Cosby’s conduct as “egroniously in contrast to the college” and their “education mission.”
The NY Times reports that the 78-year-old father of five has replaced his Hollywood lawyer, Marty Singer, in two civil suits with the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.
What do you think of Cosby these days?