Spelman College Suspends Bill Cosby Professorship

Spelman College Suspends Bill Cosby Professorship

Comedian Bill Cosby has had his endowed professorship suspended by Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, after mounting accusations that he drugged and sexually assaulted more than 20 women.  

The college released a statement in regards to a program that was established in the name of Cosby and his wife, Camille, saying it would be suspended, reports Fox News.  

The statement from Spelman said the situation “prevents us from continuing to meet these objectives fully and the program will be suspended until the goals can again be met.”  

Spelman College is the second school to disassociate itself from Cosby after his alma mater, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, cut ties with him in late November.  

The comedian has had numerous live shows cancelled since the accusations against him surfaced, which also led NBC to cancel a planned television project with him last month.

The United States Navy also stripped Cosby of his title as honorary Chief Petty Officer in early December.  

A statement, via Navy Times, read:  

The Navy is taking this action because allegations against Mr. Cosby are very serious and are in conflict with the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.  

Both Cosby, and his wife Camille broke their silence this week in separate statements, denying the allegations.