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Cosby case ends in mistrial

The jurors – five women and seven men – were unable to come to a unanimous decision in a courtroom battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past. After a preliminary hearing, a judge decided there was enough evidence for him to stand trial.Cosby has suggested he may go back to comedy.But Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt had some words of his own for Gloria Allred.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. Overtly arrogant and collaborating with the District Attorney. As deliberations wore on, Cosby thanked his fans and supporters – first in a tweet, then in brief comments as he left the courthouse Friday night.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.After a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in Andrea Constand’s headline-making case against the once-beloved sitcom star, Allred promised that justice would be served for Constand and 60 other accusers who have come forward with accusations against the comedian.The decision, Steele told the court, “lies in the fact that she’s entitled to a verdict in this case”.All told, the deliberations, which began on Monday, have lasted approximately 52 hours – longer than the trial testimony.Judge Steven O’Neill refused, saying there’s no precedent to halt the jury’s work. When they don’t, survivors of sexual assault have to watch every day as the legal system calls them liars and denies their truth. I also see that the DA plans to re-try the case.The defense side in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial is declaring victory and going on the attack after jurors deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial. I thought it was a bit odd that in the survey we took a couple months ago of top entertainment lawyers, about 80 percent thought Cosby would be convicted.Cosby broke barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, I Spy, in the 1960s and created the top-ranked Cosby Show two decades later, starring as kindly Dr Cliff Huxtable. Three are defamation cases in which accusers say Cosby defamed them as liars, and two are civil assault lawsuits. In the deposition, which was released in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press, Cosby said he obtained several prescriptions for quaaludes in the 1970s and offered the now-banned sedatives to women he wanted to have sex with. Over two visits, she said, he touched her “without warning” and tried to unbutton her trousers before she stopped him.”Bill Cosby has already been exposed as a predator who hid behind his jovial mask for more than 50 years and no jury verdict will ever change that”, claimed Ladd.Andy Lassner, executive producer of The Ellen Show, wrote ” I BELIEVE YOU” to the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault.