This just isn’t Bill Cosby’s week.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Television Academy Hall of Fame has removed the disgraced comedian from their institution following Cosby’s guilty verdict in his sexual assault case. His name no longer appears on the honoree list on the Hall’s website and a statue that was commemorated in his honor will not be returning to the Hall of Fame plaza. It had previously been removed due to renovations. Cosby was inducted in 1992 during the final season of his hit NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show.
Cosby has also seen his honorary degrees from Yale, SUNY and his alma mater Temple rescinded and it was recently announced that both him and Roman Polanski have been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Today, Cosby was also expelled from the Advertising Hall of Fame.
It will be interesting to see if athletic Halls of Fame in the future will act as quickly should one of the members pull a “Cosby”.