Friday, 25 September 2015

Fordham University Withdraws Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree.

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian

Fordham University, USA, has withdrawn the honorary doctorate degree they conferred on comedian Bill Cosby in 2001. This is the first time in the school’s history a person has lost an honorary degree. Fordham president, Joseph McShane, introduced a motion to cut Cosby’s doctorate during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, and the board members unanimously agreed. Here’s the statement the school released to the students:
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“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.
By his own admission, Mr. Cosby’s sexual exploitation of women was premeditated and ongoing. Equally appalling is his longtime strategy of denigrating the reputations of women who accused him of such actions.
That Mr. Cosby was willing to drug and rape women for his sexual gratification, and further damage those same women’s reputations and careers to obscure his guilt, hurt not only his victims, but all women, and is beyond the pale.”
McShane concluded that the University could no longer stand by the degree it had awarded Cosby, especially as a Jesuit institution.

1 comment:

  1. Too bad for him that these vile accusations are coming at an age when he should be for his accomplishments.Anazing that his wife's still standing by him