USC votes to rescind Bill Cosby’s 1986 honorary degree


Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA) – Our CBS affiliate WLTX in Columbia is reporting that the University of South Carolina has voted to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree from back in the 80s.

Accodring to WLTX, the school’s board of trustees voted unanimously to take away honors given to Cosby in 1986, following his commencement address during the school’s graduation.

The board was required to vote to take away Cosby’s honorary degree, because they degree was voted on and given approval of the board in 1986.

WLTX’s report includes a statement from the USC Board of Trustees, which said in part, “Let our message to the Carolina Family be clear: sexual assault is never the survivor’s fault and will not be tolerated at the University of South Carolina.”

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