Bill Cosby’s two honorary degrees revoked

By Drum Digital
25 September 2015

Indeed, when it rains, it pours, now especially for legendary comedian and rape-accused, Bill Cosby.

The 78-year old Cosby has been accused of having drugged and sexually assaulting women, with the alleged incidents going as far back as the 1960s.

The list of institutions distancing themselves from him seems to be growing. Following the discontinuation of his professorship with Spelman College, Central State University and Temple University, Fordham and Marquette universities have canceled his honorary degrees.

The Guardian reported that the honorary doctorate presented to Cosby in 2013 has been canceled by Marquette University’s board of trustees after a resolution was approved.

Fordham University did likewise in regards to the honorary doctorate given to the legendary comedian in 2013, saying in a statement, "The University has taken this extraordinary step in light of Mr. Cosby's now-public court depositions that confirm many of the allegations made against him."

It is reportedly the first time both institutions have had to cancel honorary degrees.

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