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University of Pittsburgh Rescinds Cosby's Degree

The University of Pittsburgh is the latest U.S. school to rescind an honorary degree issued to Bill Cosby.

Spokesman Ken Service says the university's Committee for Honorary Degree Recipients voted unanimously Friday to take back the degree issued when Cosby spoke at the 2002 commencement of the school's satellite campus in Johnstown.

Service says "certain actions on Mr. Cosby's part - unknown to the public at the time and subsequently admitted by him - were in conflict with the stated basis of awarding the degree" and "inconsistent'' with Pitt's "core values and principles."

Cosby has never been criminally charged and denied allegations he had sex with women incapacitated by drugs he allegedly provided. In a deposition released earlier this year, however, Cosby acknowledged using Quaaludes during consensual sexual encounters.

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