Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

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Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

In the statement, which Bill Cosby later tweeted, she attacked Judge O'Neill, describing him as "overtly arrogant" and accusing him of "collaborating with the district attorney". "We are sprouting up, we are looking for reform, uncovering the rape culture in this country where victims are blamed and shamed".

Prosecutors in the case have since confirmed they will retry Cosby on the same counts.

Cindra Ladd, one of the 13 who could not take the stand, issued a statement thanking Constand for "her leadership and courage".

A conviction could send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life, but the case has already helped demolish Cosby's nice-guy image, cultivated during his eight-year run as Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", the top-rated 1980s and '90s sitcom.

Cosby maintained he had a consensual sexual relationship with Andrea Constand, who claimed the TV icon drugged and molested her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

She said the incident left her "humiliated" by someone she had thought of as a friend and mentor.

In addition to proving that Cosby assaulted them, Smolla said, they would have to establish that he said something about them beyond denying the allegations, such as calling them known liars or promiscuous.

Lawyers for Cosby, 79, have said throughout that their client is innocent of all accusations.

He also said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl before the "petting" began.

Cosby's lawyers have repeatedly urged O'Neill to declare a mistrial, given the length of the jury's debate, but the judge said on Friday he could not intervene without a fresh signal that jurors remained deadlocked on the three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Prosecutors announced they will retry the case. He expressed disappointment over the mistrial, praised the "extraordinary sacrifices' of the jury and said a "good outcome" of the trial was that two Cosby accusers "got to face the defendant in court".

Last year, California scrapped its statute of limitations on sex crimes altogether, and Nevada and Colorado extended theirs to 20 years. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers?

She said she hopes the case is a wakeup call for women in assault cases, saying they need to get to a hospital immediately to "get that DNA saved".

"There was no pause or hesitation about that, and we're moving forward", he told reporters.

Former university trustee Bill Cosby (center), enters the Montgomery County Courthouse on the fourth day of a trial involving an alleged 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand, the former director of operations for the women's basketball team.

Dickinson and her attorney Lisa Bloom sued Cosby for defamation in May 2015, saying Singer's comments hurt her professionally and personally.

"You can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity".

"I don't know what to think after being the subject [himself] of opportunistic lawyers, you know, exploitation". "In my experience, the courts tend to be far more liberal in allowing both sides to introduce a greater volume of evidence than the stricter rules in criminal cases".

The defense sought to emphasize inconsistencies in Constand's testimony upon cross examination, according to multiple media reports.

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