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Lena Dunham Speaks Out on Bill Cosby Trial Decision

Lena Dunham Speaks Out on Bill Cosby Trial Decision

Lena Dunham is speaking out to send love to sexual assault victims around the world after Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault case ended in a mistrial.

The former comedian will not face any jail time, though he still has another assault case coming up and he can still face civil lawsuits.

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…” Lena tweeted.

“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,” she added. “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.”

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  • cutitout

    If someone assaults you, go to the police. That’s what women and girls need to here right now. not complaining about a system that they chose not to even engage for the most part. in this country, we are innocent until proven guilty, no matter what we are accused of. Merely claiming to have been assaulted with zero evidence is not enough to warrant taking away someone’s liberty. Imagine if a man is actually innocent………

  • Pat Cake

    The old man is not free & clear, he will be retried:

    Montgomery County DA @MontcopaDA
    DA Steele announces we will retry this case.
    7:27 AM – 17 Jun 2017

  • Ausangel01

    Lena, it’s people like you who condemn everyone that is accused and automatically sides with the “victim”. What if she lied? What if it’s actually what Cosby said it was and it was consensual and she’s just making it up to gain publicity? Are you still going to “fight the system”?

    Victims of any sort of assault come forward to Police and report the crime. Yes sometimes the system gets it wrong but don’t let it deter you from coming forward. And please don’t let the people simply out for some quick $$$ stand in your way either.

  • Madsxx

    Lena should really keep her mouth shut when it comes to sexual assault. She molested her little sister, and still walks free. Vile woman.

  • Ash

    So based on your statement, we should see you get prosecuted too right otherwise you are the biggest hypocrite there is. Pedo is as pedo does. STFU child molester!

  • Shenanigans

    ‘go to the police’, that’s easier said than done. Do you know anything about what these women go through? The shame, the guilt? Some women require time to process what’s happened and realize that it isn’t their fault. Not everyone is in their element after a harrowing experience. Not everyone has the presence of mind to run to the police.

    As for Cosbys case….there were too many women for it to be about a witch hunt.

  • Shell

    She seems to think it’s okay though because she was a child herself.

  • cutitout

    Police cannot read minds. If you don’t report a crime, then basically, it never happened in the eyes of the LAW. Take all the time you want but the trade off is justice. Its ridiculous to expect a jury to convict someone of a crime where there is zero evidence because you washed it away and waited for bruises to fade and in many of these case, the women can’t even prove they even met Bill Cosby. I’m well aware of how difficult if someone is going to be labeled a rapist and possibly loose their freedom, shouldn’t it be?

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  • suzybel

    Says she who molested her little sister.

  • Terifairy

    Who the hell cares what lena has to say. I mean really, who should care what she has to say? It’s ok what she did to her sister -right? I do not think Cosby is innocent – I think he had the means and the desire to assault women – because he was considered America’s favorite tv dad people don’t want to think he could really do that for years and years. Happy Father’s Day bill cosby!!

  • persononhere

    i think every woman has to handle it in whatever way she needs to. but they can’t want justice, or expect to have it years later when they finally decide to come forward. you speak up when it happens or it didn’t happen, and you let the man go on to do the same to others. i guess lots of women are fine with that, letting men keep on going, even knowing what they’ve done to them

  • Brianne

    That’s not what democrats said about Clinton even gave him a second term after settling complaints in his first despite over a dozen woman coming forward. As a sexual assault survivor myself it is disgusting that people are praising her using our pain for publicity all while voting for the queen of rape culture herself. She dragged those woman thought the mud and yet this woman voted for a Mrs Clinton who did exactly what she is whining about. Dunham gonna give support to the woman Mr and Mrs Clinton victimized, didn’t think so.

  • Brianne

    We live in a country who voted a Mr Clinton despite over a dozen victims coming forward and settling with some to two terms, and now gets 7 digits just for speeches. The only real surprise is that they actually charged him for.

  • Shenanigans

    People like you is what’s wrong with society and why so many women don’t come forward. Do you know that there are women who do EVERYTHING by the book because they know if they take the time to recollect themselves that society will doubt them? That the justice system will not believe them? There are women who do everything and yet are told that they didn’t ‘resist’ so it’s hard to believe them. Or their character is called into question when handing out justice. It’s always the rape victim cast into doubt. Is it a wonder so many women choose to suffer in silence rather than be humiliated all over again?

  • persononhere

    so the woman is allowed to shut her mouth while the guy continues raping others? how is that ok? suffer a bit of humiliation to get men like that put away or just shut up forever and pretend it didn’t happen.