"Just because you're rich and powerful doesn't mean another person’s body is automatically available for sex," writes Chastain.
Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday, for drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in his home back in 2004.
The 80-year-old faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for each charge, though he has not yet been sentenced. He was released on bail, but was ordered to remain inside his Pennsylvania house with a GPS tracker.
After the verdict was read, many in Hollywood turned to Twitter with their reaction to the news, news some saw as a victory for the #MeToo movement. Even Tarana Burke, leader of the movement, tweeted about the conviction.
See how celebrities and other media types reacted on social media:
Y’ALL 👀👀👀👀👀 https://t.co/MlQNkDqXjK— Tarana (@TaranaBurke) April 26, 2018
Profoundly happy that Cosby’s victims, his survivors, are shedding tears of relief today.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 26, 2018
Just because you're rich and powerful doesn't mean another person’s body is automatically available for sex. Consent must be given.#BillCosby— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 26, 2018
Time’s up, Bill. Time’s BEEN up for you, for years. And now justice. Justice for women I know who you’ve hurt and those I’ve never met. Good riddance. https://t.co/aJ0YaVhwyA— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) April 26, 2018
In a fitting end to Sexual Assault Awareness month, Bill Cosby was found guilty today. Thinking of all the women he traumatized over the past 50 years. As a survivor myself, I know that pain never fully goes away. But I hope that his victims finally feel some semblance of peace.— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) April 26, 2018
One of the hard parts about supporting #MeToo movement, is being consistent even when the perpetrators are people we like or admired or who made us laugh for decades. Zero Tolerance, means Zero Tolerance. Even when it is Dr. Huckstable. https://t.co/oP1yTvESCv— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) April 26, 2018
The state of America is this- Even with dozens of accusers we were all afraid Bill Cosby would walk.— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) April 26, 2018
I wonder how long it’s going to take Trump to announce he’s going to pardon Bill Cosby.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 26, 2018
So much for working clean https://t.co/hCkiJQSr3p— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) April 26, 2018
Cosby guilty as sin— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) April 26, 2018
I hope Eddie Murphy reaches out and scolds him for using "blue" words in his set. https://t.co/VvwI2AkEet— dax shepard (@daxshepard) April 26, 2018
Believe the women https://t.co/DPOLCKCYUE— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) April 26, 2018
“Coach would never do that!”— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) April 26, 2018
“He’s one of the most respected members of Congress!”
“That couldn’t be true. He’s been our doctor for years!”
Don’t believe the hype; believe women.
Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations https://t.co/TKRBKN5Frb Hallelujah. It's about damn time. #FinallyHimToo And I hope Stormy wins and all the other women break those NDA's so all of these bastards fall down.— Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) April 26, 2018