The fallout from Bill Cosby's sex abuse scandal continues. The embattled comedian has resigned from the board of trustees at Temple University, the school said in a statement on Monday.
"I have always been proud of my association with Temple University. I have always wanted to do what would be in the best interests of the university and its students. As a result, I have tendered my resignation from the Temple University Board of Trustees," Cosby, who is an alumnus of Temple U, said in a statement.
"The Board of Trustees accepts Dr. Cosby's resignation from the board and thanks him for his service to the university," the school said in a statement.
The resignation is the latest in a series of setbacks for Cosby's career since allegations of rape and sexual abuse have resurfaced. In the wake of the mounting accusations, Netflix cancelled a planned Thanksgiving comedy special and NBC scrapped plans for a Cosby comeback sitcom. The comedian has also seen several of his tour dates cancelled, though he did recieve standing ovations following his gigs in Florida and the Bahamas.
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