President Obama is the latest person to weigh in on Bill Cosby and the numerous rape allegations against the comedian.
In a White House press conference Wednesday (July 15), Obama answered a question regarding the motion to revoke Cosby's 2002 Medal of Freedom and briefly touched on the accusations as well.
"There's no precedent for revoking a medal. We don't have that mechanism," he said. "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. And I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape."
Cosby received the highest civilian honor in 2002 for his charitable contributions to the United States.
This is the latest notable person to publicly comment on the many rape allegations against Cosby. Longtime Cosby friend and champion Whoopi Goldberg changed her tune about the comedian recently, admitting there is too much evidence of guilt to ignore. Meanwhile one of the "Cosby Show's" former co-stars Joseph C. Phillips wrote an essay about his former idol's fall from grace after finding out a friend was a victim.
Cosby has never been charged for rape, and denies sexual assault allegations from over 25 women throughout the years. In 2005 he did admit to obtaining large amounts of quaaludes to give to females he wanted to have sex with.