Women are protesting for justice at Bill Cosby’s retrial.
More than 50 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault and the actor is currently facing criminal charges for allegedly drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Constand was the only woman to testify at the first trial, which ended in a mistrial.
Sonia Ossorio, President of Now New York stated, “This case really is a representation of how our country has dealt with sexual violence over the last 50 years. We hope that this time around, to jury will come to the right conclusion.”
Nearly one year later, Cosby is returning to court. This time, however, 5 other accusers will be allowed to testify. The state of Cosby’s retrial drew protesters, including a topless woman who wrote “Women’s Lives Matter” on her body.
1 in 6 women are sexually assaulted in the U.S., but the majority of perpetrators will not go to prison. Many believe that Cosby’s case is exemplarily of the government being extremely lax in cases of sexual assault. If convicted, Cosby could face 10 years in prison, and there are plenty of people who believe that he is deserving for the crimes he’s committed.