Lehigh University latest to rescind Cosby's honorary degree

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Posted: Oct 14, 2015 2:36 PM
Lehigh University latest to rescind Cosby's honorary degree

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Another Pennsylvania university has rescinded an honorary degree granted to Bill Cosby.

Lehigh University said Wednesday that conduct described by Cosby in a 2005 deposition is antithetical to its values.

Court documents unsealed in July show the 78-year-old Cosby admitting extramarital relationships with several women, some of whom accuse him of sexual assault.

Cosby has never been charged with a crime.

Lehigh awarded the honorary degree to the comedian in 2004. It says in a statement that his admitted behavior was "inconsistent with the character and high standards" expected of honorees.

Several other schools, including Fordham, Marquette, Baylor and Pennsylvania's Wilkes University, have already pulled their Cosby degrees.