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Cosby resigns from Temple University trustees board

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago December 02, 2014 Dec 2, 2014 Tuesday, December 02 2014 December 02, 2014 4:46 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Temple University's student body president says he's glad Bill Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid a string of sexual-assault allegations.

Cosby stepped down Monday after more than a dozen women accused him of drugging and molesting them over the years.

Student Body President Raymond Smeriglio says the accusations were dragging down the school's reputation.

Cosby has served on the board since 1982 and has been one of the university's most fervent cheerleaders.

The 77-year-old Philadelphia native says he didn't want to be a distraction to his beloved alma mater.

Cosby has denied the accusations and has never faced criminal charges.

He has settled one sex-assault lawsuit, filed by a former Temple basketball employee in 2005.

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