Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial began in Philadelphia on June 5, 2017 and has been deemed a mistrial due to indecision. "This jury is hopelessly deadlocked," Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill said. The mistrial follows a six-day whirlwind of deliberation–and we have all of Hollywood's reactions to the verdict. Read on to see what social media is saying about the Bill Cosby case.
"How do I describe the District Attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious. "How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical. How do I describe many, but not all, general media? Blatantly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truths for the primary purpose of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of a human life."
"Historically, people have challenged injustices. I am grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence; which is the rightful way to make a sound decision," Cosby continued, before quoting, "Truth can be subdued, but not destroyed."
— Camille Cosby, who posted this statement on Bill Cosby's Twitter on June 17.
She concluded by thanking her husband's criminal defense team, publicists, supporters and the Cosby family.
"Bill Cosby's trial is about much more than Bill Cosby. When women see justice served, their own fear & trauma are eased. When they don't…"
"Survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. It is an unimaginable grind"
"My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today. I see you. I love you."
"ps It's okay to check out of the news and honor yourself today. Do whatever you need to feel whole."
—Lena Dunham, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.
"How will our justice system sensibly hold ANY men accountable for sexual assault when the President of the United States gets away with it?" — Shaun King, whose Tweet was retweeted by Olivia Wilde on June 17.
"Na, na, na, gonna have a good time …Hey, hey hey…" — Don Cheadle, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.
After being questioned about the Tweet's meaning, he responded with another Tweet: "It's the Fat Albert TV show theme and a dark, commentary on all of it."
"Serious question: How will Cosby ever get an unbiased jury? Who doesn't know him or have some sort of association with him?" — Kumail Nanjiani, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.
"Our criminal justice system is a joke that's not at all funny." –RuPaul, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.
"Try him again. #CosbyTrial. Heart goes out to women who came forward. Without that courage there will be more victims. Serial rapist." –Kristin Schaal, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.
"I've never been on a jury that didn't go the way I wanted. If you're on my jury looking for a mistrial, that is a f****** nightmare for you." –John Levenstein, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.
"60 women say he drugged them. He admits he did. Mistrial. However many women say he assaulted them. Locker room talk. President." –Cameron Esposito, who posted this on Twitter on June 17.