Cosby steps down from Temple's board of trustees

December 2, 2014 12:18 AM

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Under fire from at least 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault, Bill Cosby on Monday resigned from Temple University's board of trustees, a seat he has held since 1982.

The decision came amid mounting pressure from some corners for the university to cut ties with its beloved benefactor and longtime public face, including a petition bearing more than 1,000 signatures.

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