Cosby loses his crowns

Yale and his alma mater, Temple University have rescinded his honorary doctorate.

Bill-CosbyWith the guilty verdict resulting from Bill Cosby’s re-trial for sexual assault, the Television Academy announced they have removed the 80-year-old disgraced comedian from their Hall of Fame. His name was also removed from the list of honorees on the website and a statue of his likeness will not return to the Plaza after renovations are completed. The organization clarified, however, that it has not removed Cosby from its Television Hall of Fame; his name was removed from the online roster and nothing more. Cosby will also retain his four Emmy Awards, as the Academy has no current plans to rescind them.

A few organizations have also distanced themselves from the disgraced comedian who now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for sexual assault. Yale announced Wednesday that it would revoke the actor’s honorary degree—the first time the university has ever done so in its history and his alma mater, Temple University, last week rescinding his honorary doctorate alongside Yale and three other universities.

On Tuesday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors voted to expel the actor from its membership in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct.

Bounce TV, which airs a mix of original and acquired programming targeted toward African American viewers, had been carrying The Cosby Show reruns since 2016, but has since removed the show from their schedule.

One Response to “Cosby loses his crowns”

  1. ljohnson says:

    The Truth from Bill Cosby….

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