American President Barack Obama all but accused beloved comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping women. Obama made the shocking statements during a press conference held at the White House today.
Obama, who held the press conference to discuss his controversial nuclear weapons deal with Iran, was responding to a reporter’s question about stripping Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“There’s no precedent for revoking a medal,” Obama said. “We don’t have that mechanism.”
He continued: “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… I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.”
Cosby has come under fire for admitting he provided the party drug Quaalude to women before having consensual sex with them.
Amazingly, none of the women went to the police to file charges against him until another comedian accused Cosby of rape during a standup comedy routine.
Meanwhile, ABC put intense pressure on The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg to rescind her public support of Cosby.
Last week, Goldberg said there was no evidence pointing to Cosby;s guilt.
But this week she’s singing a different tune.
“I gotta say, all of the information that’s out there kinda points to guilt,” she said. “If people don’t know that there’s no way for him to go to jail at this point … you got a serial rapist, he’s been on the street for 30 years.”
Goldberg addressed Cosby directly, saying, “It looks bad, Bill. Either speak up or shut up, because people know now that there’s a lot more out there than they thought.”