According to The AP, Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read and later lashed out at prosecutors after jurors left the room. Meanwhile, women were seen weeping and hugging one another outside of the courtroom after the guilty verdict.
Incredible scenes as women run weeping from the courtroom immediately after Cosby is found GUITLY, and tearfully embrace one another. pic.twitter.com/5GWThXycx9
Janice Baker-Kinney, who testified at the retrial that the comedian allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her in the '80s, took to Twitter to share her statement.
"I am overwhelmed with joy, relief and gratitude," Baker-Kinney wrote in part. "Joy that finally, justice has been served. Relief that the years of this toxic chain of silence has been broken and we can now move forward with our heads held high as survivors and not victims."
To the survivors of his abuse, and to all survivors –whether you receive justice swiftly or many years down the road, know that we see you, we hear you, and we believe you. You matter and what happened to you matters. https://t.co/hOb8QUH8ti
In a fitting end to Sexual Assault Awareness month, Bill Cosby was found guilty today. Thinking of all the women he traumatized over the past 50 years. As a survivor myself, I know that pain never fully goes away. But I hope that his victims finally feel some semblance of peace.
SAD DAY 2 LEARN THAT AMERICAS FAV TV DAD WAS RESPONSIBLE 4 THESE HEINOUS CRIMES, MORE IMPORTANTLY 2DAY IS A GR8 VICTORY 4 ALL VICTIMS, & SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE! MY HEART SMILES W EACH OF THE WOMEN IN THAT COURTROOM 2DAY! I PRAY R JUSTICE IS NEXT! #Kids2https://t.co/Ir6VjJ1mJ7