A press release from SARU (sent out by JHU student and CP intern alumna Jessica Kim Cohen) said, "Cosby accuser, Lili Bernard, who is a visual artist-actor and parent of a Johns Hopkins University (JHU) freshman, asked the university to repeal Cosby's honorary doctorate degree this past Saturday, Oct. 24, during JHU Family Weekend. Accompanied by seven members of Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), a JHU student-run advocacy group, Bernard met and shared her story with JHU Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Maureen Marsh, and JHU Interim Vice President and General Counsel, Paul Pineau. JHU has not yet released a decision.
"At the meeting, two of Bernard's witnesses (her talent agent at the time and a production assistant of 'The Cosby Show') spoke via video chat, so that JHU could vet Bernard's story. Bernard alleges that in the early 1990s, during her preparation to guest star as a main character on 'The Cosby Show,' Bill Cosby drugged and raped her, and threatened serious consequences on her life. On April 30, 2015, empowered by the dozens of Cosby survivors who publicly disclosed their stories, Bernard filed a police report in Atlantic City, N.J., where Cosby allegedly drugged and raped her. The D.A. did not press charges on the grounds that the incident allegedly occurred just a few months outside the statute of limitations."