With Bill Cosby’s fall from grace complete, Hollywood and beyond reacted Tuesday to the sentencing of the comedian, who will serve three to 10 years in state prison for aggravated indecent assault.
Formerly known as “America’s Dad,” Cosby faced sexual assault accusations from dozens of women in recent years, serving as a forerunner to the #MeToo movement.
Though more than 50 women had accused Cosby of varying degrees of assault, his conviction came for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, 45, a former university basketball official, at Cosby’s home in 2004.
Across social media, reactions to Cosby’s fate began to filter in immediately, running a whole gamut of emotions. See a few responses below.
Today a PA court deemed #BillCosby a Violent Sexual Predator b4 sentencing him. For decades people maligned &decried his accusers as LIARS. It took 60+ accusers 2 finally bring his survivors justice &vindication. Have we learned nothing? #IBelieveDrFord #IBelieveDeborahRamirez— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 25, 2018
Bill Cosby has been sentenced to 3-10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting many women over the course of many years.— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 25, 2018
His survivors have been sentenced to a lifetime of brutal memories and trauma for daring to exist in the first place.
Super fair I guess
#Cosby gets 3-10 years for sexual assault. #Trump admits on tape to sexual assault against women & he becomes president. #Kavanaugh has been accused & yet he’s up for #SupremeCourtJudge. If we’re gonna convict sexual predators to the pen, shouldn’t we convict them all? #TeamDl— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) September 25, 2018
Remember when women came forward about Bill Cosby for years and none of us did anything until one male comedian backed them up?— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) September 25, 2018
I wish the Judge had ordered bill Cosby to give each of his victims $2 million dollars for their pain and suffering.— Nell Scovell (@NellSco) September 25, 2018
“free Cosby” T-shirt’s about to be the next big thing— Desus Nice (@desusnice) September 25, 2018
do not look at the timing of the cosby verdict and the kavanaugh situation as “coincidence”. it is, rather, what we call ZEITGEIST.— Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) September 25, 2018
Roy Moore free.— Christopher Titus (@TitusNation) September 25, 2018
Donald Trump free
Brett Kavanaugh free
Cosby doing three years.
Oh no, today is GREAT. Trump is a laughing stock to the ENTIRE world, Cosby’s going to jail and it’s almost the midterms! 👍🏻👍🏽👍🏾💋💋💋💋💋💋💋🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) September 25, 2018
2:40 p.m.: This article was updated with additional reactions.
This article was originally published at 1:10 p.m.