Television Academy Removes Bill Cosby From Hall of Fame
It arrives after the disgraced TV personality was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania 14 years ago.
Bill Cosby has been stripped of his Television Academy Hall of Fame honour following his sexual assault conviction last month. “The Cosby Show” star was inducted in 1992 but his name no longer appears among the academy’s list of honorees.
A spokesman tells Deadline, “All references to Mr. Cosby were removed from the website.”
And a bust of Cosby has also been removed from the academy’s outdoor plaza.
“We have no plans to place Mr. Cosby’s bust in the courtyard,” the spokesman adds.
Last week, the comedian was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania 14 years ago.
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was kicked out of the Television Academy in November 2017 after he was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women.
Cosby’s honorary degrees from Yale and Temple universities have also been rescinded since his conviction.
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