Philly Program May Remove Bill Cosby Mural

Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program is considering removing a work featuring entertainer Bill Cosby, the latest fallout from allegations he drugged and sexually assaulted women.

An organization spokeswoman said Wednesday "recent headlines" factored into its decision to move the mural much higher on a list of works up for decommissioning.

The North Philadelphia mural celebrating Father's Day features Cosby in a trademark purple sweater between South African leader Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It went up in 2008 but had already been considered for decommissioning because the wall under a train bridge where it's painted is in bad shape.

The spokeswoman says no one's called to complain.

In newly unsealed documents, Cosby is shown testifying in 2005 that he'd obtained quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women before sex. A judge unsealed excerpts from Cosby's deposition after a request by The Associated Press.

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