US comedian Bill Cosby has been jailed for between three and 10 years and branded a “sexually violent predator” for assaulting a woman in Philadelphia 14 years ago.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 26, 2018
With this development, Cosby has become the first celebrity convicted and sentenced for a sex crime since the dawn of the #MeToo movement.
The comedian’s lawyers planned to appeal against his conviction but the judge said he was not entitled to bail while they do.
Here are some of the tweets following the news:
— jansoldman (@jansoldman) September 26, 2018
#BillCosby jailed – what does this mean? It means #WomenCount. Our voices can change society. The fight is not over! Investigate @realDonaldTrump & other high profile men accused of #harassment! #metoo #StillMarching #solidarity #IBelieveHer #BillCosbySentencing pic.twitter.com/yo6415YmjV
— Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu (@SholaMos1) September 26, 2018
Justice has finally been served for those 60+ women who were victimized by this sexual predator.
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) September 25, 2018