Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison and has been serving time at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution at Phoenix.
Reactions from showbiz types were swift and fierce.
Amber Tamblyn, who has been public about being sexually assaulted herself, wrote, “I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision.”
Likewise E. Jean Carroll, the columnist who has accused Donald Trump of raping her wrote, “This is why women don’t come forward.”
Comedian Eddie Griffin posted an emphatic, “Bill Cosby is free!!! Thoughts?”
See all the reactions below.
Bill Cosby to Be Freed as Court Overturns His Sex Assault Conviction – The New York Times https://t.co/W34edMi1vw
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) June 30, 2021
Bill Cosby is free!!! Thoughts?
— Eddie Griffin (@EddieGriffinCom) June 30, 2021
Welp… I sure didn’t have a court negating 50-something sexual assault allegations and freeing Bill Cosby on my Armageddon Bingo card…
— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) June 30, 2021
Pennsylvania court saw “Free B_______Y” and was like okay got it https://t.co/YQIJzOxMt1
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 30, 2021
We live in a world where Britney Spears has people controlling her uterus, but Bill Cosby is free. Got it.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) June 30, 2021
THIS is why women do not come forward.https://t.co/6WXe4UmWXt
— E. Jean Carroll (@ejeancarroll) June 30, 2021
On today’s episode of “How the Justice System Fails Victims”: Bill Cosby is released on a technicality.
— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) June 30, 2021
Not only that, but apparently Bill Cosby is now miraculously not blind https://t.co/gfZT7GUhnD
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 30, 2021