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‘He Preyed on My Vulnerabilities': Bill Cosby Accuser Speaks Out

They had been deliberating for roughly two hours Thursday – about 30 hours overall – when they reported after 11 a.m. that they were deadlocked and could not reach a unanimous decision on any of the three counts that have been filed against Cosby.”If you are still deadlocked, you should report that to me”.Jurors continued their work a day after telling the judge they were unable to reach agreement on a unanimous verdict. After O’Neill’s direction, jurors worked into the evening. They have been deliberating since Monday. They have spent days asking to have testimony read back, including Constand’s trial testimony as well as the first report she made to police in 2005.If the jury tries again and is still deadlocked, it would be considered a “hung jury” and opens up the possibility that O’Neill will declare a mistrial. They were bused in from Allegheny County near Pittsburgh and have been sequestered in a hotel for the trial. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby.Cosby’s sexual assault case involves his sexual encounter with Andrea Constand, 44, at his suburban Philadelphia home.The jurors also listened to the 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.A retrial would be costly, Allred said, and she worries that further dragging out Cosby’s prosecution might push it out of the realm of public concern. Cosby and his lawyers have repeatedly denied the claims.The couple and their 14-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter chatted with Cosby on Thursday in a room where he has been spending time while awaiting the jury’s verdict. Then Cosby’s supporters and protesters screamed at each other outside on the steps of the Montgomery County Court House.Constand was in the courtroom and showed no emotion as the statement was read.There was no message included with the video, which was soundtracked with the Harlem Globetrotters theme, and no explanation for why there was a basketball hoop in the courthouse.”We should not be here but we can’t control that and Mr. Cosby is just happy to know that 12 of his peers understand that the facts of this case just don’t add up”.Constand won a national title with the University of Arizona and played in a pro league in Europe before landing a job with the Temple University women’s basketball team.If the trial ends in a hung jury, the district attorney could choose to retry the case, but prosecutors would not likely move for an immediate retrial, according to a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. “And I don’t feel her say anything”, Cosby said, describing his thought process as he touched Constand’s genitals. His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual moment of intimacy.But when speaking about her career plans one night at his home, the sweater-wearing actor known as “America’s Dad” gave her three blue pills that he said were herbal and would help her relax, she testified. He referred to them as her “friends”. They were told to keep deliberating.