Obama On Cosby Case: “This Country…Should Have No Tolerance For Rape”


President Obama weighed in on the Bill Cosby case as support grows for revoking his Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded 13 years ago in light of a litany of rape and sexual assault allegations against the comedian, Politico reports. “There's no precedent for revoking a medal,” Obama said, but he added, “if you give a woman or a man for that matter without his or her knowledge, a drug and then have sex with that person without consent, that's rape. And I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.”

A 10-year-old court deposition unsealed this month showed that Cosby had admitted to giving quaaludes to women with whom he intended to have sex. Democratic senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have called on Cosby to return his medal, given to him by President George W. Bush in 2002.

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