Spelman bids adieu to Bill Cosby professorship
Bill Cosby can’t escape bad news these days. After information from a lawsuit against him was leaked last week, Cosby’s worst year ever continues. Based off of what was revealed, it seems to be for good reason.
According to The Associated Press, top HBCU Spelman College has decided to end its relationship with Cosby and his wife Camille.
“Spelman told The Associated Press in a statement Friday that the college has parted ways with the 78-year-old actor and comedian. A deposition released this month shows the married father of five acknowledged he got sedatives to give to women before sex.”
The report also mentions that “the Cosby’s donated $20 million to the college in 1988.”
In addition to ending the endowed professorship, the college also returned “related funds to the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation,” a foundation started by Bill and Camille Cosby.
While Cosby hasn’t been charged with a crime, the details of the lawsuit seem to be good enough for Spelman, and other colleges, to severe ties with Cosby.
Temple, Amherst, and the University of Massachusetts, all schools that Cosby attended, have decided to part ways with the famous comedian.
Spelman, and all other educational institutions who have received money from Cosby, likely could continue to use the funds given to them. But it’s not worth the bad PR and the potential loss of current and future students. Spelman, a school for women, also has a social responsibility to uphold and considering what Cosby has been accused of, this move is warranted.