Reactions to Bill Cosby‘s unexpected release from prison Wednesday, June 30, has drawn the support of her dedicated fans and the wrath of critics who are angry with the overturning of Cosby’s sexual assault conviction.
Wednesday night, Kid cudi jumped on his Twitter account and slammed people celebrating Cosby’s release from prison. “People celebrating Bill Cosby’s release are fucking idiots,” he tweeted.
Cudder’s tweet came hours after Cosby was released from Phoenix State Correctional Facility in Montgomery County, Pa., Following the State Supreme Court’s overturning of his conviction for sexual assault in 2018.
The 83-year-old actor-comedian was released after serving nearly three years of a three- to ten-year sentence after being convicted of drugs and sexual assault Temple University athletic administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Additionally, Cosby has also been charged with drugging or sexually assaulting 60 women dating back to the 1970s.
In the ruling, the state Supreme Court said the lawsuits against Cosby should never have taken place since the artist struck a deal with former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor, who agreed. not to prosecute Bill Cosby if the actor made a deposition in a civil case filed against him by Constand. During this deposition, Cosby made incriminating statements that Castor’s successor Kevin R. Steele used to indict Cosby in 2015.
The state Supreme Court has said Cosby cannot be retried on the same charges.
Several rappers have shared their thoughts on social media after the news of Cosby’s release from prison.
50 cents shared on her Instagram account a vintage print ad of Cosby holding a pop Jello pudding. In the caption of the now deleted IG post, Fif wrote: “My son Bill beat this case, these hoes are stumbling. LOL, watch FOR LIFE on IMDb Tv now!”
Boosie BadAzz, a fervent supporter of the “Free Bill Cosby” movement, was delighted with the court’s decision.
“YALL DON’T JOIN THE BILL COSBY TEAM NOW, YALL WOULD KNOW ME AT THE FIRST #fakeassworld #billfree THEM HOES LYIN #facts,” he tweeted.
Bill Cosby’s regained freedom will continue to be a polarizing issue for years to come.
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