Bill Cosby’s lawyer, attorney John P. Schmitt responded to Fordham University’s decision to rescind the honorary doctorate degree they granted Cosby in 2001, saying though the school had the right to do so, it was an irresponsible move with inaccurate explanations.
Fordham revoked the degree in light of Cosby’s recently disclosed deposition where he admitted to acquiring drugs to dispense to women for the purpose of having sex with them.
But in a letter addressed to the university’s president, Schmitt, noting he was a Fordham Law School alumn, said the Board of Trustees’ decision was “so irresponsible as to shock the conscience” and it “grossly mischaracterizes both Mr. Cosby’s actions and his deposition testimony, in language more befitting a tabloid journal rather than a respected institution of higher learning.”
“Nothing in his testimony admits to any nonconsensual sexual contact with any woman whatsoever. As you know, Mr. Cosby has been convicted of no crime and has steadfastly maintained his innocence.”Interesting. We guess he had to get that off his chest…but we seriously doubt that will cause the school to have much of a change of heart.
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