Obama defines rape when asked about Bill Cosby
VIA. Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said that there was no precedent for revoking the U.S. medal of freedom as some have called for him to do for comedian and actor Bill Cosby, but the President did outline his definition of rape.
“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 Wednesday at a White House press conference.
Earlier this month, details of a 2005 lawsuit were revealed that showed that Cosby admitted to getting prescription Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with.
Shortly thereafter online petitions began to have Obama revoke the medal.
The question came amid a press conference Obama gave to address questions about a deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear program that will be under review from Congress soon. The question cam from April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks.