Bill Cosby Quits Board of Alma Mater Temple

Says he's acting in 'best interests' of university
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2014 3:59 PM CST
In this May 12, 2011, file photo, Bill Cosby appears at Temple University's commencement in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Several colleges had severed ties with Bill Cosby in recent weeks as the number of women accusing him of sexual assault approached 20, but his beloved Temple wasn't one of them. Today, the 77-year-old resigned from the school's board of trustees, saying, "I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students," reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. The move might have saved Cosby at least a bit of embarrassment considering that the board was just about to meet to discuss his situation, reports NBC Philadelphia. Cosby is not only an alum but a major donor to the Philly university. (Chris Rock says Cosby's scandal helps make this a "weird year for comedy.")

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