Bill Cosby Faces 2nd Sex Assault Trial after Jury Deadlocks

Bill Cosby Faces 2nd Sex Assault Trial after Jury Deadlocks”

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case has ended in a mistrial.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents some of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, said outside of the courthouse that "round two may be just around the corner, and this time, justice may prevail".

Cosby has denied all of the women's claims, saying that any sexual encounters were consensual.

The criminal case against Mr Cosby partly stems from the accuser's related lawsuit.

She filed a police complaint in January 2005 after moving back home to the Toronto area and then sued Cosby in March of that year when the local prosecutor decided not to charge him.

Since Thursday morning, when the jurors told Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill they were having trouble reaching agreement, they have spent almost 24 hours either discussing the case in a conference room or re-hearing trial testimony in the courtroom. But Camille Cosby's criticism of him was puzzling because he issued an all-important pretrial ruling that seemed to help the defence and dealt a crushing blow to prosecutors.

Levenson believes the breakdown of the first Cosby jury is important to know, but perhaps not predictive of how the second trial might go. With Cosby standing quietly by his side, he told them in no uncertain terms that they should "go back to law school".

The prosecution said they were pursuing a fresh trial.

O'Neill indicated he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days.

When asked if Cosby had a message to share with his accusers, Wyatt bristled: "This is not about all the women, this was about Ms. Constand". The jury also awarded $8.5 million in compensatory damages to Goldman's family.

BLOCK: Goldie, 60 - some 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Bill Cosby and his team declared victory after jurors in his sexual assault trial deadlocked and a judge declared a mistrial.

Cosby said through a spokesman that he felt good about the verdict.

"She has shown such courage through this, and we are in awe of what she has done", District Attorney Kevin Steele said. At the time, Constand worked at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University.

With deliberations passing the 50-hour mark, longer than the testimony of all the witnesses combined, the 79-year-old TV star's lawyer complained that jurors were seeking a replay of the entire trial. I see you. I love It's okay to check out of the news and honor yourself today.

But only after a man, comedian Hannibal Buress, called Cosby a rapist in a stand-up act in October 2014 did "public outcry begin in earnest", Bowman wrote in a Washington Post op-ed, repeating allegations that Cosby drugged and raped her.

In a statement to CNN, accuser P.J. Masten said she was "very disappointed that the judge did not allow other victims to testify". For the last few years, his TV shows, films, and recorded stand-up performances, one-time broadcast staples, have been considered too toxic to touch, and with the mistrial, they are likely to remain so.

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. Serignese and Bowman attended the criminal trial near Philadelphia.

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