A professorship established by Bill Cosby and his wife Camille is no more at Spelman College.
The BBC reports the Atlanta,GA-based historically black instutition has discontinued the Cosby-funded professorship amid multiple sexual assault and drugging allegations from several women that date back several decades. The position was provisionally suspended last year when news of the allegations first surfaced.
As it stands now, Spelman is returning the remainder of the $20 million donated to the school by the Cosby family in 1998.
The discontinued professorship is the latest development in the continuing saga surrounding the claims against Cost. The embattled comedian has denied the allegations against him by the women as well as any wrongdoing regarding the case. However, Cosby has not been charged with any crime.
In a recently released deposition from a 2005 civil case, Cosby admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women before having sex with them. Lawyers for the entertainer stated their client was among many people who introduced Quaaludes into their “consensual sex life in the 1970s.”
At no point during the deposition did Cosby admit to having any non-consensual sex or giving any women drugs without their knowledge, the lawyers pointed out.
“Quaaludes were a highly popular recreational drug in the 1970s, labeled in slang as ‘disco biscuits,’ and known for their capacity to increase sexual arousal,” a statement said.
Cosby’s legal team is currently working to stop a judge from unsealing the full set of court documents related to the 2005 case. Among the items in the documents is a confidential settlement agreement.
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