Obama Comments on Bill Cosby Allegations: 'That's Rape'

President Barack Obama has commented on the controversy surrounding comedian Bill Cosby, saying that the actions alleged in recently unsealed testimony constitute rape. President Obama was asked about the Cosby allegations after a sexual assault awareness group launched a petition demanding that Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom – one of the three highest civilian awards – be revoked. Obama said that there is no "mechanism" in place to allow him to rescind the honor, and that doing so would represent an "unprecedented" move.