Bill Cosby criminal case: 'Mistrial' declared

  • Bill Cosby criminal case: 'Mistrial' declared

Bill Cosby criminal case: 'Mistrial' declared

Leading up to the mistrial, the jury deliberated for several days, and reportedly had to be urged into further deliberations by O'Neill, before it was finally clear that they could not agree on a unanimous verdict. The Pennsylvanian judge then declared a mistrial.

"I get emotional how hard you've worked", O'Neil said. Totally unethical. How do I describe many, but not all, general media?

Cosby remains free on $1 million bail over the three felony charges.

The actor is being accused of drugging and molesting a woman at his home outside Philadelphia in early 2004.

The lack of a verdict left some of those other women, who have attended the trial, a bit dejected, but they and women's right lawyer Gloria Allred pledged to continue to seek justice.

Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Saturday that "Cosby's power is back". "It's about opening the eyes of the populace and the justice system, stop revictimizing the victims, and just look at the fact that a crime is being committed". Her client in that case has accused Cosby of raping her at the Playboy mansion when she was just 15 years old.

Cosby was immediately told to expect a retrial by Montgomery County's District Attorney's Office.

Dozens of women have come forward to say he drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges.

District Attorney Kevin Steele could ask the judge to let more of Cosby's 60 accusers testify or disclose to jurors that accuser Andrea Constand is gay. He said the encounter occurred in 1990, while Johnson insists it was 1996.

Three of the questions were requests to review what Cosby said and another two were about the testimony of his accuser, Andrea Constand.

Constand did not speak to reporters, but her attorney, Dolores Troiani, said Constand was a "very spiritual person who believes everything happens for a reason". He found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and starred in commercials for Jello-O pudding.

Cosby has denied all of the women's claims, saying that any sexual encounters were consensual. He has said it was Benadryl, a cold and allergy medicine.

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.

He now faces criminal charges brought by Andrea Constand, a former employee of Temple University who claims Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004.

Constand knew Cosby through her job at Temple University in Philadelphia, and he invited her to his Cheltenham home.

"This isn't talking to a trustee. Everyone is assuming one way or another", said O'Neill. Witnesses have died. We have run into walls trying to get records. She also asked for privacy for her and her family. Overtly arrogant and collaborating with the district attorney'.

"There are some things in this case that should be fuzzy. Why?"

Cosby has suggested he hopes to resume his career and his role as a public moralist.

Seven women are suing Mr Cosby for defamation in separate lawsuits pending in MA, where Mr Cosby has a home in Shelburne Falls. 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.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission.