(Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)
(Photo: Patrick Semansky, AP)

Two years after Bill Cosby was stripped of scores of honors following a rush of sex-assault accusations, he lost another one on Friday when leaders of the University of Missouri-Columbia voted to revoke his honorary degree.

The move by the university’s Board of Curators, at the urging of staff and faculty leaders, follows similar moves made by an estimated 20-to 25 schools, according to a statement issued by the university. System President Mun Choi also urged revocation, citing allegations that Cosby had sexually assaulted women.

Cosby was tried in Pennsylvania on three counts of aggravated indecent sexual assault stemming from an encounter with a former Temple University basketball official at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. After an 11-day trial, including six days of testimony and 52 hours of deliberations over five days, the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict and a mistrial was declared on June 17.  Prosecutors immediately announced they would seek to retry Cosby.

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