The 83-year-old served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia, where he has since been released. Cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former basketball player and Temple University employee, at his suburban home in 2004. Cosby was the one of the very first celebrities tried and convicted following the #MeToo movement.
Phylicia Rashad, Cosby’s co-star who played his on-screen wife Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992, celebrated the news. “FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” she tweeted.
See other stars’ reactions below.
People that are celebrating Bill Cosby being released are fuckin idiots.
— The Chosen One : I 💖 YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) June 30, 2021
R. Kelly definitely calling Bill Cosby lawyers right now.
— Big 🐰 (@FreddieGibbs) June 30, 2021
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) June 30, 2021
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) June 30, 2021
Did Bill Cosby drug the PA Supreme Court?😜
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) June 30, 2021
Bill Cosby about to be free! City boy win summer 2021! pic.twitter.com/UR0oUPzopH
— lil duval (@lilduval) June 30, 2021
Bill Cosby to Be Freed as Court Overturns His Sex Assault Conviction – The New York Times https://t.co/W34edMi1vw
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) June 30, 2021