MUSC board votes to rescind Bill Cosby's honorary degree

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An honorary degree that was given to Bill Cosby was rescinded by the MUSC Board of Trustees.

On Friday, officials released a statement that due to Cosby's recent conviction, a "doctor of humane letters," which was given to the 80-year-old in May of 1999, has been rescinded.

Other colleges have followed suit in revoking honorary degrees bestowed to Cosby.

MUSC joins at least two dozen other institutions that rescinded honors for the former comedian.

Cosby was convicted of three accounts of sexual assault this past April in Pennsylvania.

A jury of seven men and five women deliberated for around 14 hours over two days in Cosby's retrial.

Cosby could face up to 30 years behind bars.

He maintains his innocence and is expected to appeal.

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