Obama Says He Can’t Revoke Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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American President Obama has  said that there’s “no precedent” to revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom for comedian Bill Cosby, who has been accused by several women of sexually assaulting them.

“There’s no precedent for revoking the medal,” Obama said at a news conference. “We don’t have that mechanism.”

Cosby was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 for his contributions to television.

Obama, who was responding to a petition sent to the white house to rescind Bill Cosby’s medal of Freedom by a sexual assault group, the petition has received well over 10,000 signatures.

The US president went further to state:

“As you know, I tend to make it a policy not to comment on the specifics of cases where there still might be if not criminal then civil issues involved.

“I’ll say this: 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.”