Kennedy Center Strips Bill Cosby Of Two Awards

A fallen legend is taking more hits to his legacy.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is revoking two awards it gave to comedian Bill Cosby. The organization's board voted to rescind his 1998 Kennedy Center Honors and his 2009 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor after he was convicted of sexual assault. In a statement, the institution noted "As a result of Mr. Cosby's recent criminal conviction, the Board concluded that his actions have overshadowed the very career accomplishments these distinctions from the Kennedy Center intend to recognize."

Just last week, Cosby was also kicked out of the organization that gives out the Oscars. Cosby has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women, but was only convicted in one case.

Source: NPR

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