During a press conference on Wednesday President Obama was asked whether he would consider revoking Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest U.S. civilian honor, in light of the numerous rape allegations that have been made against him. Subscribe to Opposing Views for more breaking news ► http://www.youtube.com/user/opposingviews?sub_confirmation=1
Cosby has never been criminally charged for rape, and most of the allegations made against him exceed the statute of limitations. However, recently unsealed court documents revealed that in 2005 he testified that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them.
A national sexual-assault prevention group called PAVE has been gathering signatures asking the White House to revoke Cosby’s medal, but as of now, it doesn’t appear as though that will happen.
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