Rose McGowan (44) has a lot to celebrate these days.
She is one of the key figures behind #MeToo: McGowan (“Charmed”) confronted Harvey Weinstein (66) at the end of last year and publicly accused the movie mogul of rape. So it’s no wonder she watched in excitement as Bill Cosby (80) was found guilty by a court yesterday [April 26] of raping Andrea Constand. Constand accuses the former TV darling of drugging and then abusing her in 2004. As with Harvey Weinstein, countless women made allegations against Cosby; however, most of them were time-barred. After the first trial against Cosby failed in late 2017, the joy is even greater that the American has now been convicted.
Rose McGowan tweeted, “Cosby is guilty! I’m sorry if you loved a lie. His victims can now exhale. I thank the judge and jury. I thank society for finally waking up.” Bill Cosby stood trial in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and ultimately had all the jury members – seven men and five women – against him. The maximum sentence could be 30 years in prison. Considering Cosby’s age, that would be tantamount to life in prison. During the reading of the verdict, the defendant is said to have stubbornly looked straight ahead, shortly after which he called prosecutor Kevin Steele an “a*hole.” That didn’t bother the jurist, however. In a post-trial press conference, he said alongside his client, “Today we can finally say that justice has been served.”
Rose McGowan certainly feels the same way.