A short time after Bill Cosby’s rape conviction was tossed out on Wednesday, the 83-year-old released a statement on Twitter.
“I have never changed my stance nor my story. I have always maintained my innocence. Thank you to all my fans, supporters and friends who stood by me through this ordeal. Special thanks to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for upholding the rule of law. #BillCosby”
The comedian and actor served almost three years before the court overturned the conviction citing a “process violation” by the prosecution. In 2018, Cosby was found guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand.
Cosby was released from prison late Wednesday.
Twitter Reacts to Derek Chauvin's Mother Outta Pocket Sentencing Statement
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Me watching Derek Chauvin’s mom talking about herself instead of acknowledging the pain of George Floyd’s family. pic.twitter.com/Sx8ESNwra5— laney (@dailylaney) June 25, 2021
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Everyone when Derek Chauvin mom spoke : pic.twitter.com/ZaHSC8CFN5— Shannon Sharpe Burner Account (@shannonsharpeee) June 25, 2021
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Me, listening to Derek Chauvin's mother during the sentencing hearing: pic.twitter.com/MSLoxgo2gx— The Nurse Is In (@asthehosptuRNs) June 25, 2021
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BREAKING: Carolyn Pawlenty, Derek Chauvin's mother, addresses the court at her son's sentencing: "My son is a good man...When you sentence my son, you will also be sentencing me." https://t.co/IuuRKnTv3s pic.twitter.com/yYhCdtTilW— ABC News (@ABC) June 25, 2021
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Derek Chauvin’s mom reminded her son in court, there’s no stronger bond than a mother’s bond…. Which only reminded me, that’s why #GeorgeFloyd cried for his mommy as Chauvin murdered him. #ChauvinSentencing— kendis (@kendisgibson) June 25, 2021
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Derek Chauvin's mama said “My son’s identity has been reduced to that of a racist.” And "sentencing him is like sentencing me"......— Tariq Nasheed 🇺🇸 (@tariqnasheed) June 25, 2021
Well you raised him to grow up and kill Black people..
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I am SO not interested in what the murderer’s mother has to say about how good he is!— ADJOA B. ASAMOAH (@adjoabasamoah) June 25, 2021
Saying you won’t be able to see “your” son, when a man was murdered is almost unreal!
Say “I am sorry my son killed #GeorgeFloyd and leave it at that. #ChauvinSentencing
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Chauvin's mother shows us how racism is passed down through generations. #ChauvinSentencing— 🐝Vote like Black women👏🏿 she/her🐝 #KHIVE (@LeciaMichelle11) June 25, 2021
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Me watching Derek Chauvin’s mom read this lame ass letter at his sentencing. pic.twitter.com/ogIH7EDdmO— Lil Heffa Woman (@Leighlobee) June 25, 2021
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When you see Chauvins mother defending her son (I know, it's her son) but not recognizing a single bit guilt for him, you know where the root of the problem comes from. #ChauvinSentencing pic.twitter.com/QsIMcDSOl1— ♏arloncito 🇭🇳🇵🇦🇨🇷🇧🇿🇵🇾 (@Marloncito21) June 25, 2021
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I bet that’s exactly what George family was thinking when he died and she can do all the things that George Floyd’s family will NEVER be able to do. https://t.co/bdxs48BLUE— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) June 25, 2021
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Derek Chauvin’s mom can sit the fuck down.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 25, 2021