Twitter Reacts to Bill Cosby’s Sentence For Sexual Assault: ‘Victory for All Women’

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Actor/stand-up comedian Bill Cosby arrives for sentencing for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on September 24, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images

Twitter erupted in response to the Bill Cosby sentencing on Tuesday, September 26, with some applauding and others not impressed with the outcome.

Following the trial in which the 81-year-old disgraced actor was ruled a “sexually violent predator” by the judge and sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andréa Constand in 2004, commenters were quick to share their thoughts.

Beyond his prison sentence, Cosby will have to register as a sex offender and undergo lifetime counseling as well as report quarterly to authorities.

“Bill Cosby not only betrayed his poor victims ☹ but world who trusted him it could of been any of us girls he drugged and raped,” one Twitter user wrote. “He groomed the world and betrayed us all. My thoughts with his victims 🌼 and world he betrayed. Don’t defend monsters it could of been your loved one”

Another added: “Bill Cosby Sentence is 3-10 Year’s in PRISON..Victory For ALL WOMEN”

“Wow! 10 year sentence for Bill Cosby! One down, many more to go! Lock these predators up! Vote to get these slimbags out of society ASAP,” one person tweeted. “Get out and use your voice by voting blue.”

However, many people didn’t see the outcome as a success, with one writing, “How Bill Cosby only got 3-10 years?! He’s a SERIAL RAPIST!! He shouldn’t have anything less than LIFE,” one commenter chimed in.“It doesn’t matter if he only lives the next 2 years. Must do the right thing.”

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The Cosby Show alum’s 3 to ten year sentence in state prison marks the first major conviction of the #MeToo era. He was immediately remanded following the sentencing.

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