Baylor rescinds honorary 2003 degree awarded to Bill Cosby

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2014, file photo, comedian and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaks during a Veterans Day ceremony in Philadelphia. Brown University President Christina H. Paxson says the university's board Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, revoked the doctorate of humane letters it granted Cosby in 1985. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has joined a growing list of schools rescinding honorary degrees conferred on Bill Cosby over the years.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the university’s board of regents on Thursday voted to rescind an honorary doctorate awarded to Cosby in 2003.

Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman said in a statement that “acts of interpersonal and sexual violence” contradict the school’s values.

The vote by regents comes days after Wilkes University in Pennsylvania revoked an honorary degree it granted Cosby in 2004.

Court documents unsealed in July show Cosby admitting in 2005 to carrying on extramarital relationships with several women, including some who accuse him of sexual assault.

He has not been charged with a crime.

 

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