Lena Dunham addresses Cosbys alleged victims following mistrial entertainment Lena Dunham

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On Saturday morning, Girls creator Lena Dunham spoke out on Twitter over the mistrial in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.

She spoke to sexual assault victims in particular, saying, “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…”

She then continued in a series of tweets to explain why the mistrial hurt victims: “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. My heart is with every survivor reliving the erasure of their own experience today. I see you. I love you. ps It’s okay to check out of the news and honor yourself today. Do whatever you need to feel whole.”

Dunham wasn’t alone in speaking out and addressing Cosby’s alleged victims, either.

— Cosby alternate juror: I ‘probably’ would have convicted him — 

Girls director Richard Shepard reposted the New Yorker cover with all the pictures of Cosby’s accusers. Civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom tweeted out encouragement for those fighting against rape culture to keep up the good fight.

Justice writer Shaun King, who was retweeted by Olivia Wilde, said, “How will our justice system sensibly hold ANY men accountable for sexual assault when the President of the United States gets away with it?”

Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen Show, promised Cosby’s victims, “I BELIEVE YOU.”

And comedian D.L. Hughley noted that the jury deliberated longer than the jury in the case of the death of Philando Castile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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