Cosby 'Probably Biggest Rapist in US History': Accusers React

Responses from Andrea Constand, Janice Dickinson, and others after Cosby found guilty
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2018 9:00 AM CDT
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Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand embraces prosecutor Kristen Feden, right, during a news conference after Cosby was found guilty in his sexual assault trial on Thursday in Norristown, Pa.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Newser) – Most people have heard about Bill Cosby's reaction to being found guilty Thursday on three counts of sexual assault against Andrea Constand, but now it's time for the women to speak. One of the first to respond to the 80-year-old comedian's conviction: ex-model Janice Dickinson, who testified in his Pennsylvania trial and told DailyMailTV Friday she now feels "absolute vindication." "I just bounced out of bed and was like, 'Wow,'" she says, describing what went through her head when she heard the verdict, per People. Dickinson, who has accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in 1982, says she's been keeping it all inside since and that those emotions have been "slowly seeping out of me, the toxicity levels of emotion and catastrophic pain and nightmares for so very many years."

Now, however, Dickinson feels hope that Cosby will finally face the comeuppance he should. "He deserves every bit of 30 years and more," she says. "I hope he rots in hell," adding: "There's no doubt in my mind that now Bill Cosby is … probably the biggest rapist in [US] history." The woman at the center of the case against Cosby is also speaking out post-verdict. "A very profound and heartfelt thank you to the Commonwealth of PA, Montgomery County, for their service and sacrifices," Andrea Constand tweeted Friday. "Congratulations. Truth prevails." CNN and USA Today have reactions from more of Cosby's accusers, including that of Lili Bernard, who says, "I feel like my faith in humanity has been restored."

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