‘Try him again’: Celebrities react to Bill Cosby mistrial

Without that courage there will be more victims.”

Try him again. That’s what he admits. Tariq Nasheed, a producer and media personality, tweeted his belief that the trial was “racially-motivated” and a “motivated money grab.”

This Bill Cosby trial was a racially motivated money grab since it started.And the media keep pointing to “Black accusers” to hide this fact—
@tariqnasheed

That judge in the Cosby case was clearly trying to coerce the jury into making a guilty plea. https://t.co/gFthKCfOKa—
@JuddApatow

Unethical like giving college girls drugs to RELAX them. “Who doesn’t know him or have some sort of association with him?”

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“Survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth,” Dunham, who writes a feminist newsletter online called Lenny Letter, posted as part of a series of tweets. “It is an unimaginable grind.”

Bill Cosby’s trial is about much more than Bill Cosby. “Serious question: How will Cosby ever get an unbiased jury?” Nanjiani posted Saturday. People are losing faith in elected leaders. Writer-producer Judd Apatow, Girls creator Lena Dunham and Silicon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani are just some of Hollywood’s outspoken entertainers reacting to Bill Cosby’s mistrial. The judge was forced to declare a mistrial but prosecutors are vowing to re-try the 79-year-old. #CosbyTrial. Star Trek’s George Takei said “communities are losing faith in the justice system and that “injustice and corruption are destroying us.”

Communities are losing faith in the justice system. https://t.co/dNCsaD6Mfi—
@JuddApatow

Writer-actress Kristen Schaal, known for her work as a correspondent on The Daily Show and for her role on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, tweeted: “Try him again.”
She added: “Heart goes out to women who came forward. When women see justice served, their own fear & trauma are eased. I love you.—
@lenadunham

Apatow, who executive produced Girls and is behind Nanjiani’s latest film The Big Sick, said “if Cosby’s defense is true he is admitting to cheating hundreds of times on his wife with the use of quaaludes.”
“He admits to giving her Benadryl,” Apatow wrote, referring to Cosby’s 2005 deposition which was submitted into evidence during the trial. “That’s a lie — but even that is evil. Who doesn’t know him or have some sort of association with him?—
@kumailn

After six days and more than 50 hours of deliberations, the jury in Cosby’s sexual assault trial said in court that it was deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict. Heart goes out to women who came forward. He admits to giving her Benadryl.That’s a lie- but even that is evil.Who does that? THATS the travesty of justice https://t.co/1ehmKBT8uv—
@tariqnasheed

Others blamed a flawed justice system following the decision. Injustice and corruption are destroying us.—
@GeorgeTakei

With files from the Associated Press Serial rapist.—
@kristenschaaled


There was some support for Cosby, although much harder to find. When they don’t…—
@lenadunham

Survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. I see you. It is an unimaginable grind—
@lenadunham

My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today. Who does that?”

If Cosby’s defense is true he is admitting to cheating hundreds of times on his wife with the use of quaaludes. Without that courage there will be more victims.