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Bill Cosby Expresses Outrage Over Harvey Weinstein Conviction, Claims #MeToo Movement Is About Race

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A spokesman for Bill Cosby on Monday labeled the conviction of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein on sexual assault charges a “very sad day” for the judicial system.

Weinstein was found guilty Monday of sexually assaulting a woman at his apartment in 2006, as well the 2013 third-degree rape of another woman.

He faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison, and has been ordered to jail by the judge in the case, according to Fox News.

Cosby, who in 2018 was convicted of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004, is currently serving a sentence of three to 10 years.

Andrew Wyatt, who serves as Cosby’s spokesman, told Page Six that he spoke with Cosby repeatedly on Monday and that the former star was angered by Weinstein’s conviction.

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Wyatt also issued a statement on Cosby’s behalf.

“This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public opinion. There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial,” Wyatt said on Cosby’s Instagram account.

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Official Statement From Andrew Wyatt Regarding The Verdict Of Harvey Weinstein: This is not shocking because these jurors were not sequestered, which gave them access to media coverage and the sentiments of public opinion. There’s no way you would have anyone believe that Mr. Weinstein was going to receive a fair and impartial trial. Also, this judge showed that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts. Here’s the question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men…Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system; and where do we go in this country to find Due Process? Lastly, if the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [White women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves. This is a very sad day in the American Judicial System. #FreeBillCosby #FarFromFinished #DueProcess #JusticeReform

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“Also, this judge showed that he wanted a conviction by sending the jurors back to deliberate, after they were hung on many of the counts,” the statement said.

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“Here’s the question that should haunt all Americans, especially wealthy and famous men,” it added.

“Where do we go in this country to find fairness and impartiality in the judicial system; and where do we go in this country to find Due Process?”

The statement then slammed the #MeToo movement, which began largely in response to cases such as that of Weinstein in which high-profile men were accused of using their power to sexually mistreat women.

“Lastly, if the #metoo movement isn’t just about Becky [White women], I would challenge #metoo and ask them to go back 400+ years and tarnish the names of those oppressors that raped slaves. This is a very sad day in the American Judicial System,” the statement said.

President Donald Trump, who spoke to the media Tuesday in the midst of his trip to India, had a far different reaction to the Weinstein verdict.

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“I was never a fan of Harvey Weinstein,” he said, according to a White House media pool report.

“The people that liked him were the Democrats.”

“From the standpoint of women, I think it was a great thing and it sends a very strong message,” Trump added.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
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