NYU Removes Cosby’s Name From High School Film Workshop

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September 3, 2015 12:27 p.m.
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New York University has quietly removed Bill Cosby’s name from a film workshop intended for local high school students, The New York Times reported Thursday. The school’s decision came two months after court documents revealed that the comic admitted to drugging women in order to have sex with them.

With little notice, NYU removed Cosby’s name from a website promoting its Future Filmmakers Workshop at some point over the last two weeks.

NYU spokesman Matt Nagel told the Times that the university “removed the Cosby name in light of recent events,” declining to comment further. Cosby’s publicist told the newspaper that he would not offer comment on the school’s decision.

Other universities that have distanced themselves from the comedian include Spelman College, Central State University in Ohio, High Point University, and Temple University, where Cosby stepped down from the board of trustees. Disney’s Hollywood Studios also removed a statue of Cosby from its theme park in July.

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