On Wednesday, Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the 83-year-old actor and comedian was released from prison.

The court found that an agreement Cosby had with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case, according to documents obtained by ET. Cosby previously said that he relied on that agreement before agreeing to testify in his accuser’s civil lawsuit.

The court also ruled that Cosby’s case cannot be prosecuted again, writing, “He must be discharged, and any future prosecution on these particular charges must be barred.”

Cosby was initially charged in the case in 2015. He was acquitted during his first trial in 2017. The next year, during Cosby’s retrial, he was convicted of all three felony sex-assault counts. Prior to his conviction being overturned, Cosby, who has maintained that his encounter with Constand was consensual, had served more than two years of his three to 10 year prison sentence.

Following the news, friends and fans of the former sitcom star took to social media to express their support for Cosby’s conviction being overturned.

“FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!” shared Phylicia Rashad, who played Cosby’s on-screen wife, Clair Huxtable, on The Cosby Show.

FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected! pic.twitter.com/NrGUdwr23c

Geraldo Rivera also offered his opinion on Twitter, writing, “Told you so on #BillCosby. He was convicted by a court so tainted by public opinion and social pressure that it allowed obviously prejudicial evidence and improper witnesses. He may be a bad guy, but in this case he was railroaded by the mob.”

Told you so on #BillCosby. He was convicted by a court so tainted by public opinion and social pressure that it allowed obviously prejudicial evidence and improper witnesses. He may be a bad guy, but in this case he was railroaded by the mob.

However, other celebs were not thrilled by the news.

“I know many young women and men who are so Afraid to press charges against their rapist and Re traumatize themselves,” shared Roseanna Arquette in a series of tweets. “I am heartbroken today to hear of the news of Cosby’s release .this is sickening. My heart is with my sister survivors. We have work to do.”

“Bill Cosby is STILL an evil rapist .the end,” she added.

I know many young women and men who are so Afraid to press charges against their rapist and Re traumatize themselves I am heartbroken today to hear of the news of Cosby’s release .this is sickening. My heart is with my sister survivors. We have work to do.

Bill Cosby is STILL an evil rapist .the end.

“I am furious to hear this news,” Amber Tamblyn wrote on Twitter. “I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision.”

I am furious to hear this news. I personally know women who this man drugged and raped while unconscious. Shame on the court and this decision. #TimesUp#MeToo

Bill Cosby to Be Freed as Court Overturns His Sex Assault Conviction – The New York Times https://t.co/W34edMi1vw

Aisha Tyler and Rosie O’Donnell expressed their thoughts more succinctly, with Tyler writing, “THE F**K IS THIS BULLS**T,” and O’Donnell tweeting, “I GUESS 70 WOMEN WERENT ENOUGH – f**k u bill.”

THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT

Bill Cosby to Be Released From Prison After Court Overturns Sex Assault Conviction https://t.co/GhbDeP5CCk

I GUESS 70 WOMEN WERENT ENOUGH – fuck u bill https://t.co/9dZUPzGx9U#WTF#RAPIST

Attorney Lisa Bloom, who represents three of Cosby’s accusers said she was “disgusted that he is a free man today.”

“He is not released because he is innocent,” she shared in a Twitter thread. “He is released because a prosecutor promised him years ago that he would not be brought to justice, without even making a deal for him to do time.”

“Every day I fight for sexual assault victims and have to advise them of the ugly truth: the system still massively favors the rich and powerful,” Bloom added. “You need a superhuman level of strength and courage. Luckily many victims have it. Any other Cosby victims, time to come forward!”

The 3 Bill Cosby accusers I represent and I are disgusted that he is a free man today.

He is not released because he is innocent.

He is released because a prosecutor promised him years ago that he would not be brought to justice, without even making a deal for him to do time.

See more reactions below:

To every woman who was sexual assaulted by #BillCosby my heart hurts for you today and I am full fury. It’s horrifying.

It is total bullshit that Bill Cosby is being released.

Better to remain silent and be thought a rape apologist, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. https://t.co/xFgJsmghG5

Uhhhhh his UNJUST freedom is a slap in the face to survivors everywhere and not at all indicative of his innocence. Like huh? https://t.co/sanThWPqyp

Bill Cosby about to be free! City boy win summer 2021! pic.twitter.com/UR0oUPzopH

Did Bill Cosby drug the PA Supreme Court?😜

Well that makes no sense.. A sad infuriating day for all Bill Cosby’s victims.

to all the brave women who spoke out against Bill Cosby- your bravery did not go unnoticed 🥺❤️

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