Bill Cosby Sentencing: How Prominent Women From the #MeToo Movement Reacted

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted on three counts of aggravated sexual assault in April. The judge ruled him a "sexually violent predator." The entertainer has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 60 women throughout his career. Cosby, 81, was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs after his sentencing in a Pennsylvania court.

Cosby is best known for his role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Following his sentence, his name was a top-trending Twitter topic Tuesday. It prompted a reaction from prominent women of the #MeToo movement, like Janice Dickinson and Amber Tamblyn.

Lisa Bloom, the attorney for Dickinson, tweeted part of the statement she read in court Tuesday. "The rape is etched into my soul. Therapy has helped some but it has not helped to restore my innocence," the statement read. "I was never the same. I will never be the same."

"A rapist named Bill Cosby is going to jail," Zerlina Maxwell, the senior director of Progressive Programming at Sirius XM, and a political analyst at MSNBC tweeted on Tuesday. "We have to remember though that it's a scary moment for men because now they know if that they rape like 60 women they won't have to go to jail for long and only after decades of our culture silencing those victims. #sarcasmfont."

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"Who said the Universe doesn't have a sense of humor: amid Trump and the GOP's defense of Kavanaugh that allegations happened decades ago, Bill Cosby is sentenced to three to 10 years in prison for something that happened decades ago," tweeted writer and former Wall Street executive Amy Siskind.

"Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to10 years for drugging and sexually assaulting many women over the course of many years," wrote Tamblyn, a prominent voice in the #MeToo movement and author of the forthcoming book Era of Ignition. "His survivors have been sentenced to a lifetime of brutal memories and trauma for daring to exist in the first place."

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