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University revokes Cosby's degree

Associated Press Associated Press 29/06/2016

The University of Connecticut has revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct "incongruent" with the values of the university.

Trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday to revoke the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts given to Cosby in 1996.

Officials said it was the first time UConn has revoked an honorary degree.

A representative for Cosby did not immediately return messages.

The 78-year-old comedian faces allegations that he drugged and molested dozens of women over five decades.

He is charged criminally in connection with allegations by one woman and faces lawsuits by others, including a number of women in Massachusetts.

He has denied the allegations.

More than two dozen colleges and universities around the country have rescinded Cosby's honorary degrees or are considering doing so.

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