Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Bill Cosby faces retrial on sexual assault charges

Bill Cosby faces retrial on sexual assault charges

Deadlocked jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told a judge they can not reach a verdict on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004. The current DA, Kevin Steele, promised during his election campaign to pursue charges against Cosby, and his office filed them in 2015, days before Pennsylvania's statute of limitations (SOL) for indecent assault and rape charges would set in. But after two more days of deliberation they again told the judge they were hopelessly deadlocked, and the judge declared a mistrial.

Cosby remained stoic, while Constand embraced the person next to her. Heinously and exploitively ambitious. Despite her disappointment over the outcome, Allison struck a hopeful note, saying she hoped bringing Cosby to trial would encourage other sexual assault victims to step forward.

Constand knew Cosby through her job at Temple University in Philadelphia, and he invited her to his Cheltenham home. Cosby has denied all of the accusations.

As the mistrial was declared, Cosby had a flat, blank look on his face. At its conclusion ― after 52 hours of deliberation left a jury of 12 in a deadlock ― they reacted with both sadness and continued determination.

The statement came the day after NPR broadcast an awkward interview with Cosby - awkward because Cosby did not utter one word when repeatedly asked about the charges against him. She says he drugged and sexually assaulted her in his Manhattan brownstone around 1990.

"The Ellen Show" producer Andy Lassner said, "I believe you".

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

The jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Thursday they were at impasse.

Paul Callan, who represented the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson in a civil case against her ex-husband, former football star O.J. Simpson, after he was found not guilty of her murder, said courts are much stricter in excluding evidence in criminal cases because a conviction could lead to incarceration. Said Allred: "We can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity, but justice will come".

"The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true", said John P. Schmitt, calling the allegations "decade-old" and "discredited".

Cosby's wife of almost 50 years, Camille, was seated in the courtroom on Monday for the closing remarks, and watched as the 79-year-old comedian's lead lawyer, Brian J. McMonagle, insisted that the alleged incident between Cosby and Constand was consensual and that their relationship was romantic in nature.

Constand is the only one of Cosby's accusers to have her day in criminal court.

"We will evaluate and review our case ... and we will retry it".

Prosecutors vow to re-try Cosby within 4 months.