In light of Bill Cosby being found guilty last week of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University staffer, the Television Academy has removed the comedian’s name from its website. The organization has also erased his name from the Hall of Fame where he was inducted in 1992. A bust of Cosby which was once located in the Academy’s outdoor Hall of Fame Plaza may never been seen again.
A spokesperson for the Television Academy told Deadline that all the busts, including Cosby’s, “were removed during construction of the new Saban Media Center.”
The spokesperson adds, “At the time it was announced that they would be rotated from storage into the courtyard. We have no plans to place Mr. Cosby’s bust in the courtyard.”
The Academy’s decision to scrub Cosby’s name from its website is just the latest in an ever-growing list of companies and institutions distancing themselves from the comedian. On the same day that his conviction was announced, Bounce TV pulled reruns of The Cosby Show from the network “effectively immediately.” And for the first time in the school’s history, Yale’s board of trustees voted to revoke the honorary degree given to Cosby.
“The decision is based on a court record providing clear and convincing evidence of conduct that violates fundamental standards of decency shared by all members of the Yale community, conduct that was unknown to the board at the time the degree was awarded," the school said in a statement, per CNN.