Bill Cosby Accusers "Stunned" and "Angry" After His Release from Prison
Speaking in a group interview with NBC News' Kate Snow, eight of Cosby's accusers agreed that they are "absolutely" angry with the termination of his sentence and expressed that they were "stunned" by the news, Deadline reports.
"As the day went on, and I had to continue talking about it to the media, the anger just kept growing and growing and growing," accuser Victoria Valentino told Snow during the segment. "And by the end of the day, I was just livid, just livid."
She continued: "I'm angry at the legal system because they threw us really under the bus."
Cosby was found guilty in 2018 of drugging and molesting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand back in 2004. He was released from prison on June 30 this year, after serving more than two years of his sentence, which would have kept him behind bars for three to 10 years.
The comedian's sentence was overturned by Pennsylvania's highest court after a 79-page finding showed that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented Cosby from being charged in the case. The Supreme Court judges also found that testimonies from accusers unrelated to the case had led the trial against Cosby to be tainted.
The full NBC segment is scheduled to air tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET. Until then, you can watch a clip from the interview below.
TONIGHT on @NBCNightlyNews: @tvkatesnow speaks exclusively with several of Bill Cosby's accusers about his release from prison last week and the future of the Me Too movement.— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 7, 2021
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