As coverage around Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations continue, yesterday word got out that Cosby will be resigning from his Temple University position on the school’s board of trustees.
Beset by toxic sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosby has resigned his seat on the board of trustees of his beloved Temple University in Philadelphia, according to a statement from the university. Brandon Lausch, a spokesman for the university, confirmed the resignation. “I have always been proud of my association with Temple University,” Cosby said in the statement. “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 from the Temple University Board of Trustees.” The university statement added that it “accepts Dr. Cosby’s resignation from the board and thanks him for his service to the university.” Lausch said the university would not be commenting further on the reason for the resignation. But board chairman Patrick O’Connor, who accepted Cosby’s resignation, told The Associated Press that Cosby does not want to be a distraction to the board. A Temple trustee, Anthony McIntyre, added that the Cosby crisis presented a “no-win situation” for everyone involved. “It’s a tragedy for all and I’m sure that he did what he felt was best for the school,” McIntyre told AP.