Why Bill Cosby sentencing marks watershed moment for #MeToo

September 25, 2018Media Mention

Pennsylvania judge Steven O’Neill delivered the first custodial sentence to a world-renowned entertainer since #MeToo erupted in late 2017 and, legal observers say, it may change the way society views accusers and accused in such cases.

“I am hopeful that the #MeToo movement has made a difference in the minds of the public by educating a great number of people, not only with respect to how often these types of crimes are committed, but also with respect to a victim’s genuine reluctance to come forward,” says former federal prosecutor Priya Sopori.