Watch: Bill Cosby Accusers React to His Guilty Verdict

Celebrities have also taken to social media to share a few thoughts about the disgraced actor’s conviction.
Friday 27 April 2018

Time’s up for sexual assailants who have been getting away with their crime.

Bill Cosby has been found guilty for drugging and sexually assaulting Canadian basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004. The 80-year-old actor, famous for his role as Cliff Huxtable in the ’80s family sitcom The Cosby Show, faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault – there’s a chance that he may serve them concurrently.

Some of the 33 accusers who testified against Cosby during the trial were seen breaking down in relief outside the courtroom after the verdict was passed.

The news has been called a victory for the #MeToo movement in Hollywood, where the conversation about and battle against sexual assault was fuelled further by last year’s Harvey Weinstein accusations. Celebrities took to social media to share their reactions.

Cosby is currently out on bail and can go home, but isn’t allowed to leave Pennsylvania. He will also be put under GPS surveillance. Montgomery County district attorney, Kevin R. Steele, asked for his bail to be revoked as he believed that Cosby was likely to skip town on his private plane.

Cosby, who was reportedly silent when the judge handed down the conviction, lashed out at Steele, saying: “He doesn’t have a plane, you asshole!”

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