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Entertainment Ohio State revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree amid retrial

21:31  07 april  2018
21:31  07 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001. University trustees on Friday approved rescinding the degree for the 80-year-old comedian, whose retrial in a sexual assault case begins Monday with opening statements in

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Norristown. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola):   © The Associated Press  

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001.

University trustees on Friday approved rescinding the degree for the 80-year-old comedian, whose retrial in a sexual assault case begins Monday with opening statements in suburban Philadelphia.

An Ohio State spokesman says Cosby has, by his own admission, violated the university's principles and values.

This is the first time Ohio State has revoked an honorary degree. It adds to the list of schools that have revoked honorary degrees for the comedian in the past few years.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001. University trustees on Friday approved rescinding the degree for the 80-year-old comedian, whose retrial in a sexual assault case begins Monday with

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby when he spoke at commencement in 2001. University trustees on Friday approved rescinding the degree for the 80-year-old comedian, whose retrial in a sexual assault case begins Monday with

Cosby's retrial involves a woman who says he drugged and assaulted her in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual.

His first trial ended in a hung jury.

Video: Jury selected in Cosby retrial (via Today):

Yale yanks Bill Cosby's honorary degree after sex-assault conviction .
Revoking Cosby's honorary degree is a first for Yale since it was founded in 1701.Yale announced Tuesday that the university's board of trustees had voted to rescind the honorary degree it awarded Cosby in 2003.

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