WATCH: Pres. Obama Comments on Bill Cosby Rape Allegations
President Barack Obama this afternoon weighed in on rape accusations against Bill Cosby.
When asked whether Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom should be revoked, Obama said, “There’s no precedent for revoking a medal, we don’t have that mechanism.”
Recently released court documents from 2005 reveal that Cosby admitted to acquiring quaaludes to give to women who he wanted to have sex with.
“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,” Obama said. “And I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.”
In documents obtained by The Associated Press, Cosby said he obtained seven quaalude prescriptions in the 1970s. Constand's lawyer asked if he had kept the sedatives through the 1990s, after they were banned, but was frustrated by objections from Cosby's attorney.
"When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" Troiani asked.
"Yes," Cosby answered.
"Did you ever give any of these young women the quaaludes without their knowledge?" Troiani asked.
Cosby's lawyer again objected, leading Troiani to petition the federal judge to force Cosby to cooperate.