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Bill Cosby was one of four sons of Anna Pearl, and William Henry Cosby Sr., who served as a mess steward in the U.S. Navy. During much of Cosby's early childhood, his father was away in the U.S. armed forces, spending several years serving in the theater of war in World War II. In 1956, Cosby enlisted in the Navy, serving at the Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland and at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. During his four years in the Navy, Cosby served as a Hospital Corpsman working in physical therapy with Navy and Marine Corps personnel injured during the Korean War. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a court appearance Wednesday in Norristown, Pa. (Associated Press)

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Bill Cosby arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. (Associated Press)

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In this Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, comedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Fla. Cosby is replacing his longtime lawyer in a sex abuse lawsuit filed by a woman claiming she was molested by the comedian in the 1970s when she was 15-years-old. Cosby’s new attorney Christopher Tayback filed a form on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, reflecting that he was replacing Cosby’s longtime attorney, Martin Singer, on the case. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

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In this Nov. 6, 2014, file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby and his wife Camille share a laugh as they tell a story about collecting on of the pieces in the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The public has begun to weigh in on the Smithsonian’s exhibition featuring Cosby’s art collection due to allegations about his sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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In this June 4, 2014, file photo, entertainer and former classmate Bill Cosby speaks as Patrick O'Connor, chairman of Temple University's Board of Trustees, right, listens during a public memorial service for Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz at Temple University in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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In his testimony, Bill Cosby told of how he tried to gain women's trust and make them comfortable by talking about their families, their education and their career aspirations. (Associated Press)

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(Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie said Friday that the wave of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby "is just sickening" and that the disgraced comedian should be prosecuted if the law allows it. (YouTube/CNN)

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President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The president rejected the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. Obama said there's no precedent or mechanism to take back the medal. He declined to talk about the specific allegations against Cosby because there are pending legal matters. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Joseph C. Phillips, the actor who player Bill Cosby's son-in-law Martin Kendall on "The Cosby Show" (right), penned a blog post this week coming out against his former idol, saying he long refused to believe the numerous allegations until a woman they both used to work with told him her first-account experience with the embattled comedian. (josephcphillips.com)

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People pass comedian/actor Bill Cosby's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 9, 2015. A coalition of black civil rights activists is calling on the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to remove Cosby's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce released a statement saying it has never removed a star from the walk and will not do so in Cosby's case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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A bronze bust of Bill Cosby was removed Tuesday night from the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida, after an unsealed 2005 civil suit revealed that the embattled comedian admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women he wanted to have sex with. (WESH)

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In this Aug. 1, 1987 photo, Andrea Constand poses for a photo in Toronto. In testimony unsealed Monday, July 6, 2015, by a federal judge, Bill Cosby admitted giving at least one woman quaaludes before sex. His admission came in a deposition in a 2005 sexual abuse lawsuit brought against Cosby by Constand, a former Temple University basketball team employee. (Ron Bull/The Toronto Star/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; TORONTO OUT, NO SALES, NO MAGAZINES

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According to documents unsealed by a federal judge on Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, Bill Cosby had admitted obtaining seven prescriptions for quaaludes and said he gave them to other people. (Associated Press)

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Entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during a news conference on Nov. 6, 2014. Mr. Cosby admitted in a court-sealed 2005 deposition — recently released by a judge at Associated Press' request because Mr. Cosby was a public figure and a "public moralist" — that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of using them to have sex with young women. In court documents released Monday, July 6, 2015, he admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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According to a 2005 deposition made public Monday, comedian Bill Cosby admitted under oath to drugging a woman to coerce her into sex. (Associated Press)

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In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, file photo, Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File) **FILE**