Oberlin College Rescinds Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

Dec 24, 2015

Bill Cosby

Oberlin College officials have rescinded an honorary doctorate of humanities degree issued to comedian Bill Cosby in 2010.

The school cites his ongoing sexual assault scandal. A statement from the university says actions admitted by Cosby are not reflective of the school's commitment to supporting survivors of "sexualized violence." Cosby has never been criminally charged and denies allegations he had sex with women incapacitated by drugs he allegedly provided. In out-of-court testimony released earlier this year, however, Cosby acknowledged using quaaludes during consensual sexual encounters. Several other schools across the country have also rescinded honorary degrees given to Cosby.