Donald Trump: Bill Cosby Is “Guilty As Hell,” Presidential Medal Of Freedom SHOULD Be Revoked
As Gossip Cop has reported, Cosby has been embroiled in a sex scandal since last fall. Around 50 women have come forward to accuse the comedy legend of sexual assault, with a number alleging he would drug them and then commit rape. Due to statues of limitations, Cosby has not been charged with any crimes.
The comedian has also denied the allegations through his attorney and publicist, but a damning deposition from a 2005 civil suit recently went public. In the decade-old legal papers, Cosby admitted to buying Quaaludes for the purposes of drugging women. In the wake of the unsealed testimony, backlash against Cosby has only grown stronger, with some calling for his Presidential Medal of Freedom to be revoked.
Trump, who declared his candidacy for the 2016 election last month, was asked about the situation with Cosby during a 77 WABC radio interview set to be broadcast on Sunday. He reportedly stated, “Well, I think he’s guilty as hell. I mean, he’s looking guilty, and last week’s event was very bad for him, where they had those documents unsealed.”
The mogul insisted he’s “never been a fan” of Cosby, calling him “a highly overrated guy, both in talent and in many other ways.” As for the former sitcom star’s Medal of Freedom, Trump reportedly said, “I don’t know if you can take away a medal or not. It’s not the most important thing. But I would say, if you can, take it away.”
As Gossip Cop noted earlier this week, President Obama confirmed that there is no “mechanism” in place to take such action, as it’s never been done before in the history of the honor. And while he declined to get into specifics about Cosby, he did make clear that he has “no tolerance for rape.”
Interestingly, Trump’s 77 WABC interview was conducted by Rita Cosby, who, incidentally, is NOT related to the controversial star. Tell us what you think of Trump’s take on the scandal below.