Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The news came yesterday after two days of deliberations by the jury. And soon after that, celebrity reaction began rolling in via social media.
The #MeToo movement has begun reacting to the verdict. Actress Rose McGowan being among the first to take to Twitter. “Cosby is guilty…His victims can now exhale," she writes. "Thank you judge and jury. Thank you society for waking up.” Amber Tamblyn also chimed in tweeting, “Time’s Up, Bill. Time’s BEEN up for you, for years.”
- Cosby faces up to ten years in prison on each account of aggravated assault for a total of 30 years. He’s yet to be sentenced, but that will be within the next 60 to 90 days.
More reaction is below.
To the survivors of his abuse, and to all survivors –whether you receive justice swiftly or many years down the road, know that we see you, we hear you, and we believe you. You matter and what happened to you matters. https://t.co/hOb8QUH8ti— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) April 26, 2018
I wonder how long it’s going to take Trump to announce he’s going to pardon Bill Cosby.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 26, 2018
#BillCosby guilty & facing spending the rest of his natural life behind bars- that is IF convictions can withstand certain appeal based on trail judge’s allowance of five additional alleged victims testimony to buttress the complaining witness.— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) April 26, 2018
Bill Cosby GUILTY on all 3 counts.— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) April 26, 2018
THANK YOU Montgomery County prosecutors and police.
All the women who testified.
All 60 who have spoken out about Cosby.
All who have supported them.
The day has come. Justice delayed, but justice delivered.
ACCOUNTABILITY.— terrycrews (@terrycrews) April 26, 2018
This is the only way things will change. https://t.co/BzCBX0Zdh7
I hope Cosby’s victims feel there was some justice done today. What he did was unforgivable. I wonder if he will show any remorse at sentencing and if his other victims will get a chance to speak. https://t.co/9R7G3nJLR1— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 26, 2018