Hollywood is reacting to news that Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial has ended in a mistrial Saturday morning. Cosby stands accused of sexually assaulting and drugging Andrea Constand in 2004.
The mistrial was announced after Judge Steven O'Neill received a note from the jury indicating they were " deadlocked on all counts."
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said they will retry the case.
Lena Dunham was one of the first celebrities to comment on the mistrial, saying "my heart is with every survivor."
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...— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 17, 2017
Survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. It is an unimaginable grind— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 17, 2017
My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today. I see you. I love you.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 17, 2017
RuPaul also posted the below tweet following the announcement, before re-tweeting a 2015 article interviewing all the women accusing Cosby of assault.
Our criminal justice system is a joke that’s not at all funny. pic.twitter.com/oXzMrZUahd— RuPaul (@RuPaul) June 17, 2017
Don Cheadle quoted a post about the decision, before retweeting MSNBC Christopher Hayes' tweet reading, "The criminal justice system - for a million different reasons - is not going to transform policing or hold it accountable. Ever." He later explained his tweet below, writing, "It's the Fat Albert TV show theme and a dark, commentary on all of it."
🎶"Na, na, na, gonna have a good time ...Hey, hey hey..." 🎶 https://t.co/AVxOtFEc4A— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) June 17, 2017
George Takei tweeted the message below, before retweeting another message reading, "It seems sexual predators get free passes these days--in the court house and the White House"
Communities are losing faith in the justice system. People are losing faith in elected leaders. Injustice and corruption are destroying us.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 17, 2017
Kumail Nanjiani of "Silicon Valley" asked whether it's possible for Cosby to get an unbiased jury.
Serious question: How will Cosby ever get an unbiased jury? Who doesn't know him or have some sort of association with him?— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) June 17, 2017
Meanwhile, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' producer Andy Lassner tweeted his support to all Cosby's accusers.
To all the women who say Bill Cosby drugged, raped or assaulted you:— andy lassner (@andylassner) June 17, 2017
I BELIEVE YOU.