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Bill Cosby was found guilty of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault on Thursday, for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004. Ebonee Benson, the comedian's publicist, and his spokesman, Andrew Wyatt appeared on Good Morning America Friday to comment on what they believe was an unjust ruling. Benson, however, took it a step further when she compared Cosby's case to Emmett Till's, the young black boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955 after a white woman claimed he whistled at her.
"You're saying all these women, are all 60 women lying?" George Stephanopoulos asked the duo. "Since when are all people honest? Since when are all women honest? We can take a look at Emmett Till for example," Benson responded.
Benson is referring to the fact that Carolyn Bryant Donham, the woman at the center of the Emmett Till case, admitted she fabricated parts of her testimony. “Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,” she told historian Timothy Tyson, who spoke with her for his book The Blood of Emmett Till. The appalling comparison has sparked outrage on Twitter.
Cosby's team has made it clear that they don't plan to stop their crusade. "We are very disappointed by the verdict," Tom Mesereau, Cosby's attorney, told reporters outside of the courthouse. "We don't think Mr. Cosby's guilty of anything and the fight is not over."
The former Cosby Show star faces up to 30 years in prison—10 years for each count.