Bill Cosby guilty verdict: Rose McGowan, Elizabeth Banks and more celebs react

Bill Cosby's guilty verdict has spawned emotional reaction on social media.

The 80-year-old comedian was found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004 on Thursday, in a retrial that lasted two weeks. The jury found Cosby guilty on all three counts.

According to The AP, Cosby stared straight ahead as the verdict was read and later lashed out at prosecutors after jurors left the room. Meanwhile, women were seen weeping and hugging one another outside of the courtroom after the guilty verdict.

Janice Baker-Kinney, who testified at the retrial that the comedian allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her in the '80s, took to Twitter to share her statement.

"I am overwhelmed with joy, relief and gratitude," Baker-Kinney wrote in part. "Joy that finally, justice has been served. Relief that the years of this toxic chain of silence has been broken and we can now move forward with our heads held high as survivors and not victims."

Celebrities also took to Twitter after the verdict, including Rose McGowan, who accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in 1997, which Weinstein has denied.

"Cosby is guilty. I’m sorry if you loved a lie," McGowan wrote. "His victims can now exhale. Thank you judge and jury. Thank you society for waking up."

Mira Sorvino, who also publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment wrote, "Unbelievably amazing news!"

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