The repercussions are piling up for Bill Cosby as the sexual assault allegations against him become increasingly difficult to ignore. The comedian today resigned from his prestigious post on Temple University’s board of trustees — the school had previously stuck by Cosby as NBC, TVLand, and various performing-arts venues sought to distance themselves from the star. Cosby attended Temple in the 1960s and was a lifelong supporter of the school; Joan Constand, the woman who filed the first public accusation against Cosby, met the comedian while she was working for Temple’s women’s basketball program.
Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Washington. After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings for the first time in an exhibition planned at the Smithsonian Institution. The collection, which will be loaned to the museum, includes works by such leading African-American artists as Beauford Delaney, Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, Augusta Savage and Henry Ossawa Tanner. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Photo