On Wednesday, Bill Cosby was charged with aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Costand in 2004. Costand is one of more than 50 women who have come forward to accuse the comedian of assault over several decades.
Several universities, TV networks and other institutions had already cut ties with the comedian amid the mounting allegations against him. Among them are:
Spelman College. In July, the historically black women’s college discontinued its endowed professorship with Cosby, who donated $20 million in 1988. The school had suspended the program in 2014 before terminating it completely.
CAA. The comedian’s talent agency, which had represented him since 2012, dropped him in late 2014.
New York University. In September, university officials removed “William H. Cosby” from the title of its Future Filmmakers Workshop.
TV Land. The cable network removed Cosby Show reruns from its lineup indefinitely in late 2014.
Drexel University. The Philadelphia school revoked Cosby’s honorary degree in November.
The University of Pittsburgh. “Based on a unanimous recommendation from the University Committee for honorary degree recipients, the University of Pittsburgh has rescinded the honorary doctor of humane letters degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 2002 at the commencement ceremony on Pitt’s Johnstown campus,” the school announced in November.
Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman. In July, both of the comedians asked for their endorsements to be removed from a 2014 Cosby biography titled Cosby: His Life and Times.
Drew University. The New Jersey university voted in October to revoke Cosby’s honorary degree.
Brown University. The Ivy League institution rescinded Cosby’s honorary degree in September. “It has become clear,” wrote Brown President Christina Paxson, “by his own admission in legal depositions that became public this summer, that Mr. Cosby has engaged in conduct with women that is contrary to the values of Brown.”
Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In July, Disney announced that it planned to remove a Bill Cosby statue from its Hollywood Studios theme park.
Fordham University. In September, the New York City university’s Board of Trustees unanimously voted to rescind Cosby’s honorary degree. It was the first time Fordham ever revoked the honor.
Tufts University. The Massachusetts school announced in October that it was rescinding Cosby’s honorary doctorate of arts.
Goucher College. Cosby had received an honorary degree in 2001 when he was the school’s commencement speaker. In October, it was rescinded.
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