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Colleges Distance Themselves from Bill Cosby

Colleges Distance Themselves from Bill Cosby

Following the reemergence of allegations of sexual assault by at numerous women, several colleges have announced that they are distancing themselves from Bill Cosby. Freed-Hardeman University, a Christian college in Tennessee, has canceled an upcoming appearance, and will instead replace him as speaker with Dr. Ben Carson. In a statement, the school’s president said, “We know that names we have seen in the media represent real people who will be affected long after FHU’s dinner has passed. Please join us in praying for healing and peace for those involved.”

The University of Massachusetts Amherst have asked Cosby to step down from his position as an honorary co-chairman of the school’s fundraising campaign. The comedian holds both a masters and doctorate degree from the school. A spokesperson released a statement saying, “He no longer has any affiliation with the campaign nor does he serve in any other capacity for the university.” The Boston’s Berklee College of Music (that had a scholarship named after him) and High Point University in North Carolina have also cut ties with Cosby. Cosby’s lawyer has denied the allegations, made by more then a dozen women dating back decades, calling them “unsubstantiated” and “discredited” …

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