Bill Cosby Responds to Mistrial With Silence and a Raised Fist

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

Jury deadlocks in Bill Cosby's criminal trial

But the jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Day 4 they were at impasse.

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". "Overtly arrogant in collaborating with the district attorney", said the statement.

Steele says he's disappointed the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision.

"When there are only two people involved there is always a 'he said, she said" element - so who are you going to believe?

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. She described the prosecutor as "heinously and exploitively ambitious".

She found it "heartbreaking" that the jury was hung after five days of deliberations, but praised prosecutor Steele's "determination to get this into trial".

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Constand did not appear at the news conference.

If the jury can not break its impasse, the judge would have to declare a mistrial. Camille Cosby's full statement read, " How do I describe the district attorney?

"She's a very spiritual woman, she believes things happen for a objective, and I think the goal is.it should encourage other women to come forward and have their day in court". She also attacked the judge, the accuser's lawyers and the media.

But early reaction to the Cosby mistrial from the celebrity Twitterverse was decidedly muted.

In a written statement, Troiani thanked prosecutors for raising awareness "that one of the hallmarks of drug-related sexual assaults is the effect the drug has on the victim's memory and ability to recall, and were nonetheless willing to present this evidence to the jury". The trial also included testimony from another woman, Kelly Johnson, who claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1996 when he allegedly gave her a pill in a Los Angeles hotel room when she was employed by a talent agency.

And there is a camp which thinks that Cosby's failings as a person do not diminish what he achieved creatively or as a celebrity.

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Cosby's lawyers have repeatedly urged O'Neill to declare a mistrial, given the length of the jury's debate, but the judge said on Friday he could not intervene without a fresh signal that jurors remained deadlocked on the three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

A judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case because the jury says it is hopelessly deadlocked. "The jurors, they used their power to speak and Mrs. Cosby's power is back".

A decade later, another district attorney reopened the investigation after his lurid deposition became public, and dozens of women came forward against one of the most beloved stars in all of show business.

Little testimony about other accusations against Cosby was allowed in the Pennsylvania trial because of the strict standards for admitting evidence in criminal cases.

After the questioning was done, Cosby sat back in his chair, holding a slender cane that has been with him inside the courtroom each day to his chest.

The jury resumed deliberations Saturday over whether the 79-year-old TV star drugged and molested a woman in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.

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Constand, then 31, met the married Cosby 15 years ago through her job as an administrator with the women's basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia, where Cosby was a trustee and the school's most renowned alumnus. The judge has refused, saying jurors are permitted under the law to deliberate as long as they want.

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