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Temple University to consider rescinding Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after guilty verdict

April 26, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Temple University will consider rescinding Bill Cosby’s honorary degree in the wake of his conviction Thursday of drugging and assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand, the university announced.

And Patrick O’Connor, chairman of Temple’s board, will recuse himself from the discussion on the matter, the university said. O’Connor, a lawyer, represented Cosby in 2005 against Andrea Constand’s sexual assault claims and has faced criticism for it.

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