Bill Cosby‘s guilty verdict had all of Hollywood talking.
Actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, reality stars and other Hollywood heavyweights took to Twitter moments after the verdict was read. Celebrities like Chelsea Handler, Mariska Hargitay, Rose McGowan, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Banks and more are among those powerhouses who spoke out Thursday.
As The Blast reported, Cosby was found guilty of all three counts of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $25,000 on each count.
Cosby is guilty. I’m sorry if you loved a lie. His victims can now exhale. Thank you judge and jury. Thank you society for waking up.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 26, 2018
Just because you're rich and powerful doesn't mean another person’s body is automatically available for sex. Consent must be given.#BillCosby
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) 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
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
BYE BILL https://t.co/OPTODw0lyO
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) April 26, 2018
The state of America is this- Even with dozens of accusers we were all afraid Bill Cosby would walk.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) 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
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) April 26, 2018
In a fitting end to Sexual Assault Awareness month, Bill Cosby was found guilty today. Thinking of all the women he traumatized over the past 50 years. As a survivor myself, I know that pain never fully goes away. But I hope that his victims finally feel some semblance of peace.
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) April 26, 2018
People in power need to understand that this is what’s possible.
In your golden years, the crimes you commit against people can revisit you – landing you in prison.
Harvey Weinstein should be next. https://t.co/5RmLbJy3Aw
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) April 26, 2018
So many years have been packed into this week. No more please, brain hurts.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 26, 2018
I hope Eddie Murphy reaches out and scolds him for using "blue" words in his set. https://t.co/VvwI2AkEet
— dax shepard (@daxshepard) April 26, 2018
To all of the women who were assaulted by Bill Cosby, I can’t imagine this takes away any of the pain he caused you, but I hope the guilty verdict brings you some peace.
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) April 26, 2018
Adios Bill Cosby, enjoy your new cell BLOCK. pic.twitter.com/BZ455OJzsz
— Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) April 26, 2018
Most of these youngins out here don’t even know who HeathCliff Huxtable was.. Bill Cosby had one of the best shows of all time.
— kuz (@kylekuzma) April 26, 2018
Bill Cosby is going to Jail-O.
— Melissa Stetten (@MelissaStetten) April 26, 2018
How about – in the future, in cases like Bill Cosby or Weinstein, these women don't have to devote 15 to 20 years of their lives, fighting to get justice, while being degraded the entire time?
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) April 26, 2018