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Bill Cosby Mistrial: Lena Dunham, Kumail Nanjiani and Others React

The jury was deadlocked in Cosby's case, and so he walked free.

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Bill Cosby’s trial for sexual assault ended in a mistrial this morning, and reactions have been expectedly heated. After deliberating for 52 hours, the jury declared themselves “deadlocked on all counts,” meaning that Cosby — who was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault and has been accused of similar acts by dozens of women — walked free.

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Lena Dunham was one of the first to chime in on social media, tweeting that “Bill Cosby’s trial is about much more than Bill Cosby.”

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Kumail Nanjiana and others spoke out as well:

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Joi de vivre

It’s always hard to tell if these are real accusations or just women jumping on the bandwagon to get a piece of the action. The court of pubic opinion has no facts, but have condemned Cosby anyway.

BringStrongerCase

Not a strong case…she willingly took drugs and sent him gifts after their meeting and continued contact after “rape”? Not enough to convict someone of this serious charge

Marie

I read once in variety that Rose McGowan suggested on twitter, that Harvey Weinstein raped her.

She didn’t write his name because she’s afraid of law suits, I guess, but she gave the read clues. And the logical solution to her riddle was that Harvey Weinstein raped her…

Harvey, did you do it?

Jack

“Survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth…”

Yeah, but sometimes they DO lie, right?

And Cosby is such a rich man, that they have lots of motivation
to get a piece of his pie.

It’s not as easy as the feminists want to tell you:

The Cosby case is more complicated than your standard rape-by-a-starnger-in-the-park case.

-He was friendly with the women and knew them.
-He didn’t force them to take pills, at least there’s no evidence
-They didn’t call the police & didn’t talk about it for years

Do I think that Cosby did it? YES.

But that’s not unfortunately not enough in a court room.

Brianne

Girl needs to look in the mirror a little longer she voted for a woman who did exactly that called her husbands accusers lies, denied her husbands actions,and used some horrible names to boot. As a sexual assault survivor it is disgusting to watch woman like this perpetuating rape culture by voting for that woman. Our pain is not to be used or thrown away depending on if our story helps your party. Clinton is still earning 7 figures for speeches a man and wife who are still seen as some heroes to America while they bury his misdeeds under the rug. If Cosby goes to jail Mr Clinton should be sitting right beside him.As a green voter I am quite ashamed of voting Democrat up until now you thru us under the bus when you chose a woman who is known to laugh in the face like she did all those woman and that 12 year old girl.

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