Bill Cosby Stripped of Yet Another Degree as Sex Scandal Widens

University of San Francisco follows in the steps of Fordham University and others in dis-honoring besieged comedian

Last Updated: October 2, 2015 @ 4:37 PM

Bill Cosby seems to be getting less pretend-educated by the minute.

The scandal-plagued comedian, who’s been accused of sexual assault or rape by dozens of women, has been stripped of yet another honorary degree, even as more accusers come forward.

The University of San Francisco has decided to rescind the honorary degree that it gave to Cosby in 2012, following in the footsteps of schools including Fordham University, Brown University and Marquette University.

“During its quarterly fall meeting on campus, the University of San Francisco Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Friday, Sept. 25 to rescind the honorary degree USF awarded to Bill Cosby in 2012,” USF president Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald told the university community on Wednesday. “The university has sent a letter to Mr. Cosby informing him of this decision.”

Fitzgerald continued, “By his own statements in a court deposition made public in July, Mr. Cosby acknowledges behavior that is inconsistent with the University of San Francisco’s criteria for a USF honorary degree.”

The deposition in question was taken as the result of a lawsuit brought by Cosby accuser Andrea Constand, which was settled a decade ago. In the deposition, Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women with whom he hoped to have sex.

This week also saw three new accusers come forward, including former model Lisa Christie, who alleges that Cosby gave her acting lessons and told her, “You’re never going to make it in this business unless you sleep with me.”

In addition to the new accusers, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said this week that prosecutors are reviewing an LAPD investigation into an alleged 2008 sexual assault involving Cosby and model Chloe Goins at the Playboy Mansion.

In recent months, dozens of women have come forward to accuse the 78-year-old star of rape and sexual assault. In the wake of the accusations, Cosby has suffered several career setbacks. His attorney, Martin Singer, has denied accusations made against the comedian in the past.

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