Bill Cosby resigns as trustee of alma materAssociated Press.
“I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation,” Cosby said in a statement released by the university.
Board chairman Patrick O'Connor told Associated Press that the comedian does not want to be a distraction. “The Board of Trustees accepts Dr Cosby's resignation... and thanks him for his service,” the university said in its release. O'Connor had defended Cosby in a 2005 civil suit filed by a former Temple basketball employee who accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion a year earlier. Cosby, who said he gave the woman only Benadryl, later settled the lawsuit for undisclosed terms.
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