Bill Cosby Loses Yet Another Honorary Degree

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/29/2015 | 10:00 AM EDT

Brown University rescinds Cosby's honorary degree from 1985

And another one...


Brown University has rescinded the honorary degree granted to Bill Cosby in 1985, becoming the third university to take such action in less than a week. Fordham and Marquette universities both rescinded the star's honorary degrees earlier this month.




"It has become clear, by his own admission in legal depositions that became public this summer, that Mr. Cosby has engaged in conduct with women that is contrary to the values of Brown and the qualities for which he was honored by the University in 1985," President Christina Paxson told the university's Brown Daily Herald newspaper.


The action comes as Cosby stands accused of drugging and/or sexually assaulting more than 50 women over the span of four decades. He has never been formally charged.


The 78-year-old comedian is set to be deposed on Oct. 9 in relation to a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted in 1974.


(Photo: Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

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