Ohio University Bosses Strip Cosby Name From Communications Center
Officials of Ohio’s Central State University have decided to rename a communications building once dedicated to troubled comedian Bill Cosby. The names of the veteran entertainer and his wife Camille were once proudly displayed at the school, to which they had donated more than $2 million, but in July, as allegations of inappropriate behavior continued to pile up against the funnyman, university bosses decided to cover up part of the Camille O. & William H. Cosby Communications Center sign.
Now they have chosen to completely remove any references to the star and the building will be renamed the CSU Communications Center. Central State President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond has branded the TV star’s scandal “troublesome and disappointing to all.” It’s the latest blow to Cosby’s reputation after his name was also wiped from New York University’s popular filmmaking workshop, previously called the William H. Cosby Future Filmmakers Workshop. More than 50 women have gone public with decades-old allegations of drugging, sexual assault and/or rape against the actor over the past 11 months. The 78 year old, whose attorney has dismissed many of the accusations, has never been charged with any crime relating to the claims, but he has been ordered to give a deposition in October over allegations he molested model Chloe Gains at the Playboy Mansion in California in 2008, when she was underage.