After criminal charges, attention turns again to Cosby's honorary degrees

BY LAURA BENSHOFF, December 31, 2015, Newsworks

In the wake of felony sexual assault charges against comedian Bill Cosby in Montgomery County, public pressure is increasing on area universities to revoke honorary degrees granted to the famous television dad.

On Wednesday, the Montgomery County district attorney's office filed three felony charges against comedian Bill Cosby, stemming from an alleged 2004 sexual assault. 

In the last two years, more than 50 women have come forward with allegations that the avuncular television personality drugged and assaulted them. However, it was Cosby's own testimony from an unsealed deposition that's revived criminal charges against the comedian.

As new information came to light, Swarthmore and Drexel universities  . . . 

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