‘An injustice for all women’: Internet hammers Cosby jurors after mistrial ruling
As soon as news broke that Bill Cosby had been granted a mistrial in his sexual assault case and would be re-tried again in the coming weeks, Twitter exploded in outrage.
“For Cosby, mistrial,” tweeted attorney Lisa Bloom. “For his 60 accusers, no justice.” She included a “rape culture” hashtag at the end of the tweet.
The Twitter account for the Women’s March tweeted that Cosby’s mistrial was “an injustice for all women.”
Others were less outraged, however. One Twitter user who appears to be a supporter of President Donald Trump’s wondered whether “all the smelly feminists boycott and cause a scene now? Tough decision since he’s black and all.”
A female user claimed trying Cosby was a “f*cking waste of time,” and that “the women were caught lying before they even went to trial.”
Read more of the outraged reactions to Cosby’s mistrial below.
I was never here for Bill Cosby’s morally arrogant lecturing of black women + black youth. Overall legacy died long before the accusations
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) June 17, 2017
Cosby is proof men will never pay for their crimes against women. Philando Castile is proof cops will never pay for crimes against Black men
— Sil Lai Abrams (@Sil_Lai) June 17, 2017
Was on MSNBC talking about Trump, who got away with sexual assault, when they cut to breaking news of Cosby getting away with rape…
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) June 17, 2017
Bill Cosby case declared a Mistrial, due to the idiot jurors not being able to agree. The man is a MONSTER!!! People are morons…
— USMC-SS (@USMC_DD) June 17, 2017
To all the women who say Bill Cosby drugged, raped or assaulted you:
I BELIEVE YOU.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) June 17, 2017
Did the jury in the Cosby trial vote using the electoral college?
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) June 17, 2017
Cosby drugged and raped scores of women. But we're not sure. What a sign of what's so terribly wrong with our victim blaming culture. https://t.co/nYpbxlodUe
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 17, 2017