Fordham University Destroys Honorary Doctorate Degree That Was Given To Comedian Bill Cosby In 2001

Fordham University Destroys Honorary Doctorate Degree That
Was Given To Comedian Bill Cosby In 2001  
BHR Hollywood Reports..........Fordham University has destroyed the honorary doctorate given to the comedian in 2001.


The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rescind the honorary degree amid ongoing allegations that Cosby drugged and sexually abused multiple women over the course of his career.
Bill Cosby 

He had originally been awarded the degree for his role in
enhancing black representation in American television.

In a letter to students and faculty, Fordham President Joseph M. McShane said that the University has never before rescinded an honorary degree, and that for it to happen “a recipient’s actions would have to be both unambiguously dishonorable and have a deep impact.”
Joseph M. McShane

By his own admission, Mr. Cosby’s sexual exploitation of women was premeditated and ongoing,” McShane wrote.

 “Equally appalling is his longtime strategy of denigrating the reputations of women who accused him of such actions.”

Bill Cosby 
“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.”


In a statement to students, the school said, "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."



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