Petition Asks Obama to Revoke Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment, which supports sexual assault victims, launched the campaign on Wednesday through the White House's "We the People" website.

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

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

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

It has 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."

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