Bill Cosby has seen a bevy accredited institutions rescind the plaudits they’ve once awarded the disgraced comedian in lieu his guilty verdict. The former Cosby Show star will now have his Kennedy Center Honors and Mark Twain Prize for American Humor effectively revoked.
A representative for the Kennedy Center Honors states how “as a result Mr. Cosby’s recent criminal conviction,” his actions have “overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize.” The award was given to the former comedian back in 2009, before any sexual assault accusations were pinned against Cosby.
Meanwhile, the revocation his Mark Twain Prize for American Humor comes after the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ agreed to oust both Cosby and Roman Polanski from their membership. “The Board continues to encourage ethical standards that require members to uphold the Academy’s values respect for human dignity,” explains an Academy spokesperson.
Cosby was found guilty on three counts aggravated indecent assault, Although each count bears a maximum penalty 10 years jail time, CNN notes how he will most likely serve each sentence concurrently.