Jurors also asked for, and received, a definition of reasonable doubt, the threshold that prosecutors must cross to win a conviction, and reviewed testimony from Constand and her mother about phone conversations they had with Cosby after the encounter. We are sprouting up.
On behalf of Andrea Constand and ourselves, we would like to thank the dedicated individuals of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in particular Kevin Steele, Kristen Feden and Stewart Ryan and the many police officers and detectives who worked on this case, in particular Rich Schaffer, Jim Reape and Mike Shade.
The jury in his sexual assault case against Andrea Constand deadlocked and the case was declared a mistrial. SMH.
Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle fired back that jurors might be under the assumption they have to deliberate until "the cows come home".
Cosby pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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. 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.
In addition, Ellen DeGeneres Show producer Andy Lassner said he believes the dozens of women who say the Emmy-winning actor drugged, raped, or assaulted them. He has said it was Benadryl, a cold and allergy medicine.
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Prosecutors say they plan to try Cosby again.
Outside the courtroom, standing at the top of the main steps, Cosby's publicist read a statement from Camille Cosby - Bill Cosby's wife - criticizing the judge, prosecution and attorneys of Cosby's other accusers for their conduct through the trial.
Troiani acknowledged the difficulty of the case, given the passage of time and the impact of the alleged drugging on Constand's ability to recall details. His lawyers said they were in a romantic relationship and what happened was consensual. 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". Others, barred from doing so because their claims were too old, have brought defamation claims against him, saying he smeared their reputations by publicly denying their accusations.
The trial has irrevocably damaged the legacy of Cosby, once a towering figure in U.S. popular culture best known for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit 1984-92 TV series "The Cosby Show". "And we will push forward". "Under Pennsylvania law, the court could have allowed more accusers to testify but declined to do so".
Allred represents Kelly Johnson, who accused Cosby of engaging in sexual misconduct with her in 1996, and who was the first witness called by prosecutors at Cosby's trial as a so-called "prior bad acts" witness.
"I have seen it many times in cases all over the country, and sometimes a second jury will render a different outcome than the first jury". "It has been restored", Wyatt said. "We can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity, but justice will come", she said.
"Rehearing testimony in this case is revictimization for everyone that's been the victim of sexual assault and rape".