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Bernie Sanders On Bill Cosby: "A Tragedy" That Appears To Be True

"It's a guy who I have always enjoyed watching him. It appears that the accusations are true and I think that's the reality."

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says "it appears that accusations" of sexual assault made against Bill Cosby are true, something he called a "tragedy."

"I think it's a tragedy," the Vermont senator said on The Black Eagle radio show with Joe Madison earlier this week.

"It's a guy who I have always enjoyed watching him. It appears that the accusations are true and I think that's the reality."

Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition that he had obtained quaaludes with the intent to give them to women he wanted to have sex with, according to an Associated Press report earlier this week.

The comedian and television star has never been criminally charged, but numerous women have come forward accusing him of sexual assault.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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