President of the United States of America has for the first time spoken on the Bill Cosby “Pills for Sex” saga.
“If you give a woman or a man without his or her knowledge a drug and then have sex with that person without consent that’s rape. And I think this country and any civilized country should have no tolerance for rape,” President Obama said in a YouTube video.
The president, according to reports in the American media, was responding to a question regarding Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom.
Reporters on Wednesday wanted to know if it would be taken back in light of recent rape accusations brought up against the comic.
But the president said he couldn’t take the medal away because there “is no precedent for revoking a medal”.
Unsealed documents from a 2005 deposition which surfaced last week revealed Cosby admitted to drugging a woman before engaging in sexual conduct with her.
Meanwhile, Joseph C. Phillips, played Lt. Martin Kendall on “The Cosby Show” has declared his icon and mentor guilty.
“I owe much of who I am to Bill Cosby, so the idea of love seems to fall short of exactly how I feel. It may be that I need more than one word: Adulation! Regard! Devotedness! And yet, I remain inarticulate.
“While growing up, I watched everything Bill Cosby did,” the actor says in his essay. “My father had several of his comedy albums; I memorized them backwards and forwards,” he added
But “As the accusations began to increase, I became increasingly disturbed,” Phillips says in his piece. “I was fairly certain that some of the women were lying through their teeth, but certainly not all of them.”
So Phillips said he reconnected with a former female friend whom he remembered had been mentored by Cosby.
According to him, the unidentified woman became tearful after he asked her about Cosby and “cursed him for violating both her trust and her body.”
“He had money, fame, and power; he was a walking aphrodisiac…Why?” the actor wondered.
Phillip said he regrets putting Cosby on a “pedestal”.