After the news that Bill Cosby‘s 2018 conviction was overturned, the 83-year-old released a statement on Twitter.

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“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always my .Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby,” wrote.

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However, not everyone was happy to hear the news.

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“Good God, Bill, at least try to read the room here,” one user remarked.

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However, some still supported Cosby.

“Great day… Get some rest and may you live 50 more years… Love you and hope to see you one day,” one fan said.

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On Wednesday, June 30, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said that District Attorney Kevin Steele was obligated to stand by his predecessor’s promise not to charge Cosby. The comedian then was freed “on a procedural issue that is irrelevant to the facts of the crime,” Steele said in a statement.

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The former Cosby Show star served almost three years of a three to ten-year sentence after he was found guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault and convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in his home in 2004. He was arrested in 2015, days before the statute of limitations was due to expire.

Several of the women who made allegations against Cosby have since spoken out. More than 60 women have made allegations against Cosby, including rape allegations, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual misconduct or child sexual abuse. Cosby denied the allegations against him.

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Sammie Mays alleged that he “drugged and sexually assaulted her in the 1980s,” and told TMZ, being freed is “disrespectful and despicable” to Constand and “shows that women do not have the respect of men.”

Angela Leslie told the outlet that “the justice system served the criminal, in this case, as opposed to the victims. At this point, I just hope that he took time to reflect on the pain and anguish his actions caused so many women. And, also puts in the work towards becoming a better person.”

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Others also spoke out in support of the accusers.

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“I am furious to hear this news,” Time’s Up founder Amber Tamblyn tweeted. “I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision.”



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