After news broke Wednesday that Bill Cosby would face charges for an alleged sexual assault, supporters and opponents of the embattled 78-year-old comedian chimed in on social media.
Cosby will be charged with felony sexual assault for a December 2004 incident allegedly involving former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. Constand is one of more than 50 accusers to come forward this year to claim they were sexually abused by Cosby since last October — allegations Cosby has so far denied.
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Some Twitter users even went so far as to make jokes about the situation.
Cosby was expected to be arraigned in a Pennsylvania court on Wednesday afternoon.
I've never been so gleeful to hear about a felony assault charge. #Cosby— Cary Barbor (@Bksandauthors) December 30, 2015
Even at my younger age of 21, a man that made passes at me could not talk me into taking a pill and drink wine!!! #Cosby— Nikki Clark (@luvleylibra) December 30, 2015
the one clear problem with the #Cosby charges is that they didn't come on Christmas.— Anthony Lazarus (@Sr_Lazarus) December 30, 2015
And we all though Mel Gibson was the asshole #cosby— Jason (@securitynmore) December 30, 2015
"...with the hippin' and the hoppin' and the perpin' and the walkin'..." #Cosby— Mike Manzi (@NotMikeManzi) December 30, 2015
Lemmie make sure I'm keeping up: #Cosby admitted under oath then he was drugging wmn to take advantage of them & folks mad he's charged now?— La Shón P (@lashonp) December 30, 2015
No pudding for you #Cosby— Cary Hastings (@Gnothac) December 30, 2015
You know the change of Bill Cosby being convicted is almost zero, right? It's a "he said-she said" 11 years later. #Cosby— Lawrence Pellino (@LancPell) December 30, 2015