Bill Cosby Woes continue as two other Institutions withdraw their honours


The Kennedy Center has withdrawn two awards given to disgraced comedian Bill Cosby — the 1998 Kennedy Center Honors and and the 2009 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Last week, Cosby’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was revoked. The Television Academy also removed all reference to Cosby from its website, including from its list of Television Hall of Fame honorees.
Cosby last month was found guilty in a retrial on sexual assault charges. A jury ruled against Cosby for aggravated indecent assault in all three counts brought against him by Andrea Constand. The 80-year-old comedian and actor now faces the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison.
Each count for which Cosby was found guilty carries a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison. Sentencing is expected to take place later this year, setting up the possibility that a hearing could become a forum for some of the more than 50 women who have said that Cosby sexually assaulted them.
Cosby was accused of drugging and s§exually molesting Andrea Constand, who served as operations manager for the women’s basketball team at Temple University, at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. Cosby contended the s§xual contact was consensual, but a jury determined that it was not.
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