Black College Cuts Ties With Cosby

'Funds have been returned'

Spelman College in Georgia has discontinued a professorship named after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and returned the money meant to pay for it, a spokeswoman said Sunday.

The move by the historically black women's liberal arts college in Atlanta is the latest blow to Cosby, whose career has been wrecked by allegations from more than 40 women who say they were raped or molested after he plied them with drugs or alcohol in incidents dating back decades.

"The William and Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Endowed Professorship at Spelman College has been discontinued and funds related to the professorship have been returned," spokeswoman Audrey Arthur said in a terse emailed statement.

The statement did not say how much money was returned. Cosby and his wife Camille donated $20 million to the school in 1988, some of which was used to endow the professorship. The funds were also used to build an academic center named after Camille Cosby.