Jury deadlocks in Bill Cosby's criminal trial

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby reacts after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown

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

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017.

The lawyers appealed for privacy for Constand and her family. We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced.

Two have brought claims against the 79-year-old entertainer for sexual assault.

Every morning Bill Cosby would arrive in a simple black van - a deliberately humble choice of vehicle for a man with hundreds of millions of dollars and mansions scattered across the country.

But, she noted, the prosecutor has already announced plans to try Cosby again - a declaration that drew a gasp from the spectators in the courtroom. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said his office would retry the case. The jury has been deadlocked and are unable to reach a verdict.

Yes. If he had been convicted, prosecutors say Cosby would have had to register as a sex offender and face an assessment to determine whether he was a sexually violent predator.

He declined to comment on a statement from Cosby's wife, Camille, which slammed him as "heinously and exploitively ambitious". Constand did not appear at the news conference. Mr. Cosby stood behind them while they were speaking, but did not say anything himself. In it, she described the district attorney as "heinously and exploitively ambitious", the judge as "overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the district attorney", the counsels for the accusers as "totally unethical", and many media outlets as "blatantly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truths for the primary objective of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of a human life". She also attacked the judge, the accuser's lawyers and the media.

They deliberated for 52 hours over six days.

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Constand knew Cosby through her job at Temple University in Philadelphia, and he invited her to his Cheltenham home. Johnson has accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow in 1996. His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

Over 60 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of misconduct, and several of them were present for the proceedings, in which Andrea Constand testified that Cosby drugged and assaulted her in 2004. Cosby has denied all of the accusations.

The Pennsylvania jury that deadlocked on the fate of Bill Cosby mirrored the split in the court of public opinion. McMonagle acknowledged that a mistrial wasn't what they were aiming for in the case, but that it was a satisfactory result.

It's unclear if more than one juror was a hold out. Prosecutors now have four months to decide whether they want to retry the TV star or drop the charges. Promising numerous civil cases against Cosby, including hers, to continue on, she added, "To sexual assault survivors today after #BillCosby mistrial: win or lose, the fight is what matters".

During their deliberations, jurors sent a string of questions to the judge, asking to rehear the testimonies of five trial witnesses and Cosby's previous deposition testimony.

The judge pressured them to reach a decision by not allowing them to throw in the towel until 9:30pm. Judge Steven O'Neill told the jury he could not provide additional information.

Jurors got the case on Monday.

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