WATCH: Women Weep, Embrace Each Other After Bill Cosby’s Guilty Verdict

Just as news surfaced of comedian Bill Cosby’s guilty verdict, two women could be seen weeping and embracing each other in the Pennsylvania courthouse where he faced trial:

When the women, both dressed in white, left what appeared to be the courtroom, they initially seemed to break into tears and lean over the balcony. 

After one woman embraced the other, they started walking away, clearly upset and crying. At a certain point, they shared another embrace and eventually sat together in the courthouse.

Watch more of their tearful reaction below:

During a press conference, attorney Gloria Allred stood with some of Cosby’s accusers and called the verdict a “herstoric result.”

“Not history,” she clarified, “but the story of her. The story of all of those who took that risk against a rich, powerful, famous man”:

Outside of the courthouse, accuser Lili Bernard described the verdict as a “victory for womanhood” and “all sexual assault survivors”:

“I feel like my faith in humanity is restored,” she also said:

Janice Baker-Kinney, another accuser, released a statement which thanking Allred and hoping the verdict opened “the floodgates” for more victims to tell their stories:

A jury convicted Cosby of three felonies, including penetration with lack of consent. He could receive up to 10 years in prison for each count. Although dozens of women accused Cosby of misconduct, Thursday’s verdict came in response to just one accuser’s claims.

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