Bradley Manning Acquitted — Shocked Celebs Tweet WikiLeaks Trail Verdict

Tue, July 30, 2013 8:57pm EDT by 7 Comments
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After a months-long trial, Bradley was acquitted of the most serious charge he faced — aiding the enemy. Read on to find out how stars felt about the verdict.

After Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old Army private who sent thousands of classified U.S. military documents to WikiLeaks, was acquitted of aiding the enemy on July 30, celebrities took to Twitter to voice their mixed feelings about the verdict.

Bradley Manning Acquitted — Celebs React To WikiLeaks Trial Verdict

Although Bradley was acquitted of the most serious charge brought against him, he was convicted of six espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions. His fate was decided by a judge, and many celebrities took to Twitter to voice their disapproval over the verdict.

Rosie O’Donnell tweeted, “Bradley Manning’s treatment was cruel and inhuman, UN torture chief rules http://gu.com/p/365ac/tw via @guardian THIS IS AMERICA?”

John Cusack tweeted, “Fr all you assholes quick to “hang ” snowden &manning u should try expressing deep gratitude to patriots.”

Ronan Farrow tweeted, “Bradley Manning is no hero. He caused damage. But an aiding the enemy charge should never be applied to leaks to reporting groups.” His mother, Mia Farrow, also tweeted about the verdict, simply saying, “Manning NOT guilty of aiding enemy.”

Singer Moby tweeted before the verdict was announced, “Here’s hoping…Judge to announce verdict in Bradley Manning case @washingtonpost http://wapo.st/18KIPX2  #freebradleymanning #bradleymanning.”

Bradley Manning’s Famous Supporters Make ‘I Am Bradley Manning Video’

After Bradley leaked the confidential reports and was arrested, a Bradley Manning Support Network Project was created online, and several celebrities backed the cause. Russell Brand, Maggie Gyllenhaal and filmmaker Oliver Stone all advocated for the whistleblower to get a fair trial in a video titled “I Am Bradley Manning.”

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are YOU shocked by the verdict?

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Posted at 12:21 AM on July 31, 2013  

his goal wasn’t helping the enemy, there are enough other posibilities to do so.
just give him a warning of a few years in jail.

he wasn’t the milk man…………..

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Catherine J. Albers (@CatherineJAlbe1)

Posted at 7:23 AM on July 31, 2013  

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Posted at 11:27 PM on July 30, 2013  

So 10 years from now, when he’s still in prison and all of these celebrities and internet hackers have forgotten him, will he think it was worth it?

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RobinEA

Posted at 10:42 PM on July 30, 2013  

He is a traitor and deserves the time he got.

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Andrey Min'kov

Posted at 3:46 AM on July 31, 2013  

Bradley Manning does not exist!

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Mel

Posted at 9:53 AM on July 31, 2013  

How do you know that Andrey Min’kov????

 
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