Bill Cosby lost another honorary degree that he received from Boston University in May 2014, according to Boston.com, Dec. 14, 2014. The Board of Trustees held a meeting and they decided to rescind his degree.
Over 50 women have accused Bill Cosby of drugging and taking sexual advantage of them, but the University removed his degree. He came under fire when he confessed in his sworn deposition that he bought Quaaludes and gave them to women to have sex.
Boston University joins over other institutions that took back their honorary degrees that they bestowed on Bill Cosby. Just last week San Francisco and Swathmore College and last month he lost his honorary degrees from Drexel and Madison Universities. Almost every place that had something to do with Bill Cosby has distanced themselves with the disgraced actor/comedian. Disney removed the bronze bust of him, a mural of Bill wearing his trademark sweater in Philadelphia has been painted over, and a historic mural of Bill was vandalized and replaced with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The Board of Trustees from the Boston University said in a released statement, “After careful consideration, the Boston University Board of Trustees has voted to revoke the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree that was conferred on Bill Cosby at the University’s Commencement ceremony in May 2014. The Board’s decision was based on a determination, supported by Mr. Cosby’s sworn deposition testimony, that his treatment of women has brought significant and lasting discredit upon himself and is inconsistent with the University’s mission and values. Mr. Cosby’s admitted conduct, which the University learned about only after awarding him the degree, demonstrates that his character fails to reflect the integrity and virtues that the University values and esteems in members of its community, and in those persons the University holds up for this particular honor.”
Bill Cosby is currently having legal problems with Janice Dickinson and recently his lawyers file a lawsuit against Tamara Green, Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis, and Angela Leslie. The lawsuit accuses the women of “malicious, opportunistic, false, and defamatory” claims of drugging them and taking sexual advantage of them.
Do you think Bill will lose any more honorary degrees or honors of is this the end of things? Post your thoughts below in the comments section of what Mr. Cosby should do.