Bill Cosby won't speak at Temple's commencement

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 12, 2015 10:16 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Philadelphia) -- Temple University alumnus Bill Cosby won't be a speaker at the university's commencement next month, as he has often been at past ceremonies. 

The university has confirmed Cosby will not speak at the May 8 commencement. 

Univ\ersity spokesman Ray Betzner says Cosby spoke in the past "as a member of the board of trustees'' but resigned months ago "and so is not on the program.'' 

Cosby resigned from the board December 1st after serving for more than three

He had been a wildly popular speaker at university commencements for years. 

The action came after renewed allegations by women alleging decades-old sexual assaults.

Cosby has strongly denied wrongdoing and has never been criminally charged.  

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  • Tom Peffer img 2015-04-14 02:17

    Since bill did not write his phd thesis he cannot speak at the university... he said he would be happy to speak career oriented girls in hotel room... any takers... I bet he would give tips to any of you predators... you could hide behind the curtains...

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