PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Temple University’s student body president says he’s glad Bill Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid a string of sexual-assault allegations.
Cosby stepped down Monday after more than a dozen women accused him of drugging and molesting them over the years.
Student Body President Raymond Smeriglio (smur IG’ leo ) says the accusations were dragging down the school’s reputation.
Cosby has served on the board since 1982 and has been one of the university’s most fervent cheerleaders.
The 77-year-old Philadelphia native says he didn’t want to be a distraction to his beloved alma mater.
Cosby has denied the accusations and has never faced criminal charges.
He has settled one sex-assault lawsuit, filed by a former Temple basketball employee in 2005.