Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts while being notified a verdict was in in his sexual assault retrial, Thursday, April, 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A jury convicted the "Cosby Show" star 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/Pool Photo via AP)

Reaction to the guilty verdicts for Bill Cosby

April 26, 2018 - 3:21 pm
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Reaction to Bill Cosby's conviction on charges of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era:

"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, via Twitter

"Unbelievably amazing news!!!!!" — Mira Sorvino, via Twitter.

"More importantly, I haven't forgotten about the many women you assaulted and silenced with your power. Good riddance!!!" — Larry Wilmore via Twitter.

"Bill Cosby going down epic. Finally a conviction. Finally justice." — Tina Brown, via Twitter.

"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, via Twitter.

"The state of America is this — Even with dozens of accusers we were all afraid Bill Cosby would walk." — Patricia Arquette, via Twitter.

"Hallelujah. It's about damn time. #FinallyHimToo And I hope Stormy wins and all the other women break those NDA's so all of these (expletives) fall down." — Writer Terry McMillan, via Twitter.

"#BillCosby guilty & facing spending the rest of his natural life behind bars — that is IF convictions can withstand certain appeal based on trial judge's allowance of five additional alleged victims testimony to buttress the complaining witness." — Geraldo Rivera, via Twitter.

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