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Temple: Bill Cosby Won't Speak at Commencement

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    Cosby Won't Speak at Temple Commencement

    Comedian Bill Cosby won't make his normal appearance during the Temple University commencement this year amid allegations of sexual assault though he has never been criminally charged. (Published Saturday, April 11, 2015)

    Temple University alumnus Bill Cosby won't be a speaker at the university's commencement next month, as he has often been at past ceremonies.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports
    that Temple officials confirmed Saturday that Cosby will not speak at the May 8 commencement.

    University spokesman Ray Betzner said Cosby spoke in the past "as a member of the board of trustees" but resigned months ago "and so is not on the program."

    Cosby resigned from the board Dec. 1 after serving for more than three decades. He had been a wildly popular speaker at university commencements for years.

    The action came after renewed allegations by women alleging decades-old sexual assaults. Cosby has strongly denied wrongdoing and has never been criminally charged.