Marquette University rescinds Bill Cosby’s honorary degree

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Cosby Seeks to Keep Private a Deposition; Fordham Withdraws His Honorary Degree.

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham University has rescinded an honorary degree it gave Bill Cosby in 2001, citing sexual assault allegations against him and the comedian’s admission that he obtained quaaludes to give to women with whom he hoped to have sex. Bill Cosby is seeking to keep private his scheduled questioning under oath in a case involving accusations that he sexually assaulted a young woman when she was 15.The board of trustees for the New York university unanimously voted to rescind the actor’s honorary doctor of fine arts, Robert Howe, a spokesman for the university confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.Picture: Bill Cosby – *****File Photos*** Janice Dickinson comes forward with Cosby accusation Former model-turned-TV personality JANICE DICKINSON has become the fourth woman to accuse comedian BILL COSBY…

The degree was given to Cosby for the “significant role he played in breaking the color barrier in American television and popular culture,” according to a statement from Fordham. “By his own admission, Mr. However, now that the comedian has racked up 50-plus allegations of sexual assault, a few of those schools are now trying to distance themselves from him. Cosby drew big applause when he donned a Marquette cap and revealed an MU sweat shirt under his graduation garb during the May 2013 commencement at a nearly packed BMO Harris Bradley Center.

He told graduates to go into the world remembering the values they learned from the school’s Jesuits — respect, integrity and a responsibility to serve others. The New York-based Jesuit university joins the likes of Temple University, Berklee College of Music and Amherst College in institutions that have revoked honorary appointments and degrees.

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, is beyond the pale.” Equally appalling is his longtime strategy of denigrating the reputations of women who accused him of such actions,” the school’s statement said. “That Mr. McShane wrote that the motion was prompted by Cosby’s own admission from his unsealed deposition that he gave drugs to women in order to facilitate sex. “That Mr.

The decision came after extensive conversations with campus leaders and faculty members who showed overwhelming support for taking back the honorary degree, Lovell and Myers said in their letter. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Kennedy Center Honor, Twain Prize and a Bob Hope Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Huth’s legal team filed an opposition to the Cosby team’s motion in Los Angeles County Superior Court to keep the deposition public, according to her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “They filed a motion for a protective order, and we filed our opposition because we oppose their motion and we don’t think it is appropriate,” Ms.

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