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Bill Cosby to remain trustee at Temple University

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Temple University says Bill Cosby remains a trustee of the Philadelphia institution despite renewed scrutiny of sexual assault allegations against him.

At least three women have publicly discussed their allegations against Cosby in recent weeks.

Through his lawyer, the 77-year-old comedian has strongly denied wrongdoing. Cosby has never been charged.

Cosby, who was born and raised in Philadelphia, is Temple's most famous alum and has been a trustee since 1982. The entertainer often speaks at commencement, drawing huge cheers.

In 2006, Cosby settled a lawsuit filed by a former Temple employee who alleged he drugged and fondled her at his suburban Philadelphia mansion. Cosby was represented by Patrick O'Connor, chairman of Temple's board of trustees.

Temple serves about 38,000 undergraduate and graduate students.