Fordham University Recinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Doctorate


Bill Cosby continues to face fallout from his rape allegations scandal. Fordham University did something the school has never done before. The board voted to cut his honorary doctorate they had awarded him in 2001.

According to TMZ:

During a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Fordham president Joseph McShane introduced a motion to cut Cosby’s doctorate — board members unanimously agreed. This is the first time in school history a person has lost an honorary degree.

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.”