Cosby case ends in mistrial

Bill Cosby's Lawyer, Judge Clash as Jury Pushes Patience, Clock

Bill Cosby's Lawyer, Judge Clash as Jury Pushes Patience, Clock

"I am grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence; which is the rightful way to make a sound decision....ultimately, that is a manifestation of justice, based on facts, not lies", she stated. We are sprouting up.

Constand's case was opened more than a decade after the initial offense, which she reported in 2005, by a new district attorney. "Anything can happen in this world", Jim Carrey, who said he had Cosby's albums back in the day but who also knows from being the target of salacious claims, said on The Howard Stern Show last week. That so many reports of wrongdoing netted only one criminal case against Cosby shows just how badly these laws need to be changed. Constand was the women's basketball team manager at Cosby's alma mater. Before the trial, a probable cause affidavit laid out her version of events, which she says occurred between mid-January and mid-February of 2004.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

As with all of the allegations against him, Cosby has issued denials through his lawyers and remained largely silent himself. "I AM A THRIVER!" she said in a statement.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill declared a mistrial after the deadlocked jury of seven men and five women finished more than 50 hours of discussion.

Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this terrible thing".

Cosby's career and good-guy image were already in tatters by the time his chief accuser took the witness stand, and the prosecution's decision to pursue a second trial keeps him in legal limbo.

Before the trial, Cosby told CNN's Michael Smerconish that he wants to return to comedy and activism.

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"Bill Cosby's trial is about much more than Bill Cosby". How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? He said Constand "is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of Montgomery County, where this crime occurred, are entitled to a verdict in this case".

In the Smerconish interview before the trial, Cosby said he would have to deal with negative public opinion no matter the verdict. "I see you. I love you".

Dickinson and her attorney Lisa Bloom sued Cosby for defamation in May 2015, saying Singer's comments hurt her professionally and personally. Allred said that "we can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity" and vowed that "justice will come".

Legal experts had always warned that the "he said, she said" nature of the case was always going to be hard to prove in court, not least because it happened so long ago and due to a lack of physical evidence.

Gloria Allred, an attorney who represents many of Cosby's accusers, told reporters Saturday outside court in Norristown that it's "not over until it's over".

The mistrial was a blow to the dozens of women who have said they were sexually assaulted by Cosby, including several who attended the trial wearing buttons that read "We Stand in Truth".

A sliver of Gianna Constand's testimony that the jury had just heard.

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