Lena Dunham, Kumail Nanjiani, Alleged Victim React to Bill Cosby Mistrial

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Hollywood figures including Lena Dunham and Kumail Nanjiani were quick to weigh in on the news that Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial had ended in a mistrial Saturday morning.

Dunham was one of the first to make a statement, with a heartfelt tweet string honoring survivors of sexual assault. She tweeted, “Bill Cosby’s trial is about much more than Bill Cosby. When women see justice served, their own fear & trauma are eased. When they don’t, survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. It’s an unimaginable grind. My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today. I see you. I love you. It’s okay to check out of the news and honor yourself today. Do whatever you need to feel whole.”

While the jury was unable to come to a decision regarding the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand, fellow alleged victim Cindra Ladd issued a statement to Variety:

“Bill Cosby has already been exposed as a predator who hid behind his jovial mask for more than 50 years and no jury verdict will ever change that,” claimed Ladd. “Those of us who came forward to speak our collective truth about what he did to us owe a debt of gratitude to Andrea Constand for her leadership and courage in demanding justice. Despite the disappointing outcome of this case, I take comfort knowing that Bill Cosby’s life is now, and forever will be, a living hell.”

The news came early for those on the West coast, but reactions began coming in soon after the mistrial announcement. “The Big Sick” and “Silicon Valley” star Kumail Nanjiani wondered how Cosby could get an unbiased jury.

“The Ellen Show” producer Andy Lassner said, “I believe you.”

“Girls” director Richard Shepard tweeted a photo of the impactful New York magazine cover picturing dozen’s of Cosby’s accusers.

The official page for the Women’s March even entered the conversation.

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  1. Brianne says:

    Dunham needs to look in the mirror a little longer. As a sexual assault survivor she has no right to use these woman pain for her gain which is exactly what this is, has never cared about anyone but herself. Dunham voted and campaigned for Mrs Clinton, this is the greatest example of America’s hypocrisy. None of these people seem to give a damn that Clinton did the same sort of thing even settled some in his first term and America still voted for him AGAIN as they watched his wife character assassinating every single one of the woman who came forward. Republicans and Democrats only use our pain if it can help there cause and every one else is a liar. Clinton STILL is seen as some sort of hero being paid 7 figures to speak, it’s a complete slap to the face for survivors like myself. You send Cosby to jail Mr Clinton should be sitting right beside him.

  2. d says:

    I believe he did it…but you have to PROVE it.
    I don’t see how anybody can PROVE a he said / she said.

    • Sam Jones says:

      You have a choice to believe her or not. That is your evidence, you are choosing to believe HIM, with the same amount of proof or lack thereof as you claim is the case. Prejudiced much?

  3. Sam says:

    Allred is the only criminal here.

  4. Weary says:

    Gloria’s coming for you Bill. And I don’t mean in the good way. Can you say “Bubba”? I knew you could.

  5. cowgirldiva says:

    Note to Lena: Did YOU YOURSELF send out a tweet to your little sister who, according to your own book, YOU YOURSELF sexually assaulted…?? What about that victim..??!!

  6. To stop rape of women by Hollywood elites, the Hollywood elites should stop their hypocrisy and expose the rapists in Hollywood, when the statute of limitation is still alive and the rapists are still raping young women and men for movie roles or music production. So, I ask Lena Dunham and company, what steps have you taken to expose the music producer who raped Lady Gaga, in order to stop that predator from continuing to rape others????? Lady Gaga stood in front of the whole world and said she was raped when she was 19 by a Hollywood Music Producer! Who is this producer and what can be done to expose and prosecute him when it is still fresh and within the statute of limitation?

    Any suggestions, Ms. Dunham, or is that particular rapist “too big to fail”?

  7. krumhorn says:

    Bill, I believe you. These smug, sanctimonious Hollywood lefties are a blot on humanity.

    – Krumhorn

    • The Truth says:

      How stupid can you be? Cosby is a smug, sanctimonious Hollywood liberal with a sick notion of what consensual sex is.

  8. Ellie says:

    I would say that LD’s support works against the defendant, but I doubt any of the jurors gave/give a flip about her oppinion; if indeed, they know who she is.

    • Ellie says:

      Damn, miswrite. Didn’t mean defendant, that w/b Cosby. I meant the accuser, and by calling her the accuser, I’m not blaming her.

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