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‘Finally some justice’: Hollywood weighs in on Cosby verdict

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault ret
A jury convicted Bill Cosby of three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday. The guilty verdict came less than a year after another jury deadlocked on the charges.
(Mark Makela / Associated Press)

Bill Cosby was found guilty Thursday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, and many in Hollywood immediately celebrated the news on social media.

The verdict came, after the jury’s 13 hours of deliberation, less than a year after a previous panel was unable to reach consensus on the charges.

The accusations against Cosby, from dozens of women who say the comedian drugged and assaulted them, started long before the dawn of the #MeToo revolution. But many in Hollywood credit the movement with opening people’s eyes to the reality of improper behavior and abuse of power.

As reactions to the verdict continue to pour in, here are a few thoughts from celebrities.


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3 p.m.: This article was updated with additional reactions to the Cosby verdict.

This article was originally published at 12:25 p.m.

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