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Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case after jurors fail to reach verdict

Bill Cosby gestures as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa.Allred, who represents other Cosby accusers, said, “It’s too early to celebrate, Mr. Cosby“.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 portion of Constand’s testimony where she talks about telephone calls she made to Cosby after she says he drugged and violated her.That is, explicitly, this: Cosby WILL be retried for sexual assault and this will continue being a high-profile case with serious consequences for the disgraced comedian.The district attorney’s office also tweeted that a new trial date would be set and that Cosby was out on bail.The Jury in the Bill Cosby trial failed to reach a verdict which lead the judge to declare a mistrial on Saturday.The jury tells the judge that it “cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts”.Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. “Heinously and exploitatively ambitious”, the statement said.After the hung jury was announced Cosby’s wife, Camile, issued a blistering statement condemning prosecutors and the media for trying to ruin her husband and his reputation.Camille’s statement began with questions asking how to describe the District Attorney, the judge, and even the lawyers of Bill’s rape accusers. But her lawyer, Dolores Troiani, said “she’s a very spiritual person”.Cosby’s attorney Brian McMonagle immediately moved for a mistrial, which was granted by the judge.He then pointed at Camille Cosby and shouted, “And you deserved better”. McMonagle, in his closing argument, pointed out that Constand telephoned Cosby dozens of times after the alleged assault.Constand was composed on the stand under a fierce barrage of cross-examination from the defense, which sought to portray their relationship as consensual, and Cosby’s accuser as a liar.Cosby, 79, pleaded not guilty and has denied all the allegations against him, both in the court of law and the court of public opinion.Around 60 women have publicly accused Cosby in recent years of being a serial sexual predator alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years across the United States. Then, prosecutors would get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges.Jurors had deliberated for more than 50 hours throughout this week, before Saturday’s declaration of a mistrial. “The jurors, they used their power to speak”.The jurors, which included seven men and five women, remained deadlocked on Thursday.