Bill Cosby Was Released From Prison The Same Day Britney Spears' Request To Have Her Father Removed As Conservator Was Denied — And People Aren't Happy
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Content warning: This post deals with mentions of sexual assault.
Cosby was released from prison after his rape conviction was overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. In 2018, he was found guilty of drugging and raping Temple University employee Andrea Constand in 2004.
Although Constand's case was the only criminal case because many allegations were too old to be prosecuted, 60 women have come forward with accusations against Cosby that span decades.
Just hours later, Spears’ request to remove Jamie Spears as her conservator was denied by a judge in Los Angeles.
Subsequently, many took to Twitter to criticize how Cosby was able to walk free — while Spears wasn't:
You can read more about the Britney Spears decision here.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search your local center here.