Bill Cosby Resigns From Temple University
Alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby has resigned from his position on the Temple University Board of Trustees. The comedy icon stepped down on Monday, amid an intensifying wave of sexual assault allegations from nearly two dozen women, spanning decades.
“I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students,” said Cosby in a statement. “As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees.”
In its own statement, Temple announced, “The Board of Trustees accepts Dr. Cosby’s resignation from the board and thanks him for his service to the university.” Cosby and his wife Camille have donated money to Temple for years. The star attended the school in the early 1960s, running track and playing for the football team.
The embattled Cosby has continued to perform at comedy shows in recent days, despite unprecedented media attention on old and new sexual assault claims against him. Some venues have cancelled scheduled Cosby performances, and the comedian is offering refunds to anyone who does not want to see him perform in Tarrytown, New York this month. Gossip Cop will have updates.