The downward spiral of Bill Cosby continues today as Baylor University, the largest Baptist university in the world, has made the decision to rescind the honorary degree it gave to Bill Cosby in 2003. The reason? “Acts of interpersonal and sexual violence” go against the university’s code of conduct. This is one of many universities who have now cut ties with Bill Cosby over the allegations of him drugging women for sex. Cosby continues to deny such claims but it has already cost him a TV development deal and many other endorsements in the past year. So far no official charges have been made due to most of the allegations taking place so long ago and are now outside of the statue of limitations.
Baylor University takes pride in providing their students with a quality Christian education so felt that the degree no longer honored their morals and beliefs. The school made the following statement:
“Baylor University is working to confront the scourge of interpersonal and sexual violence wherever it occurs.”
The school has continued to have controversy throughout the years with some of its basketball players being accused of sexual violence against female students. The university has been criticized for their consistent downplaying of the incidents which has led to them working hard on cleaning up with reputation. The rescinding of the degree is most likely a PR move.