A day after Bill Cosby was arraigned in a Pennsylvania court on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, the embattled comedian broke his silence with a New Year’s Eve tweet thanking his fans.

The tweet, Cosby’s first in months, ignited a firestorm of angry reactions from his followers, many of whom referenced the slew of accusations of sexual assault against the comedian raised by more than 50 women to date. Cosby, out on a $1 million bail, is due back in court appearance on January 14 for a preliminary hearing.