Cosby Off Board at Hampton University

January 22, 2016

Bill Cosby is no longer a member of the board of Hampton University, multiple news outlets reported Thursday. A statement from the private historically black university in Virginia reads in full: "For decades, Bill Cosby supported Hampton University as an institution of higher education including serving on its Board of Trustees. He no longer serves on the board."

A spokeswoman would only add that "his term was up a couple of years ago."

Nearly 60 women have accused the actor and comedian of rape and sexual assault, and in December, Pennsylvania authorities charged Cosby with felony indecent assault for an incident involving a former Temple University employee. Cosby, a Temple graduate, used to serve on that university's board as well, but he resigned in 2014 amid the mounting allegations. A slew of universities have also retracted some of his many honorary degrees.

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