Group calls on Obama to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment launched the campaign Wednesday through the White House's "We the People" website.

"I got sedative to give women for sex" - Bill Cosby

A group supporting sexual assault victims is petitioning President Barack Obama to revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The group says it is working with women who have accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them.

It's collected about 2,000 signatures in less than a day.

In newly unsealed documents, Cosby testified in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women before sex.

President George W. Bush presented the nation's highest civilian honor to Cosby in 2002, citing his revolutionary portrayal of blacks on television and his interest and dedication to education.

The group's executive director says: "Bill Cosby's name does not belong among this distinguished list."

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Meet MAJ, the fierce singer who wants to be here for a long time [Pulse Interview]

Reminisce to drop 5th album in August

Grammy-nominated Kah-Lo’s music is not for everybody, but lovers of Dance music will lap up ‘The Arrival’ [Pulse EP Review]

Dream Catchers Academy unveils new single “Je M'appelle”

EbonyLife Creative Academy now open for third intake of students to commence in September 2021

Travis Scott says he loves ‘wifey’ Kylie Jenner

Afro-house singer Coco Benson returns with her new single, 'Majesty'

Tobi Bakre lands debut lead role in Jade Osiberu's forthcoming film

Actor Baba Ijesha denied bail, to remain in detention till July