Cosby had been charged with three counts of sexual assault over allegations he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home in Pennsylvania.
Prosecutors said minutes after a judge declared the mistrial Saturday that they will retry the 79-year-old actor and comedian.
Following the decision, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele insisted that he would “move this case forward as soon as possible”. “She’s entitled to a verdict in this case“.
Bloom argued that the outcome of the trial does not represent a win for Cosby, as his team is claiming. Camille Cosby had harsh words for the judge, prosecutor and media.
Constand told jurors Cosby gave her pills that made her woozy and then violated her as she lay paralyzed on a couch, unable to tell him to stop.
WHYY reporters Laura Benshoff and Bobby Allyn have been following the story since Cosby’s history of assault began garnering more attention in the fall of 2014.
Constand is ready to go to trial again, said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani. “Trust it, believe in it, and I’m confident that if this case is retried, he’ll be acquitted”.
Celebrity reaction to the mistrial declared in Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision.
Philadelphia Media Network, PennLive and other news organizations filed a motion in Montgomery County Court earlier this month asking the judge to make public the names of the juries.
“How do I describe the judge? I wasn’t able to fight”, she said in court.
The judge will consider whether to release the jurors’ names at a hearing on Tuesday. “It has been restored”.
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“I’m innocent. I’m not going to plea to something I did not do”, Cosby said, during an exclusive interview with the NNPA Newswire. Prosecutors suggested he drugged her with something stronger.
The jurors, who were selected in Pittsburgh due to pretrial publicity in the Montgomery County region, listened to five days of testimony and deliberated for six.
Two women jurors looked anguished when they announced the final deadlock, wiping away tears.
“It can never be clearer that if you speak up, you could be chilling the justice system in the future if jurors are needed in this case“. “I feel bad for all of you, I really do”.
“I would say we would have voted to convict”, he said.
The prosecution also said they will revisit their petition to have 13 of the more than 50 Cosby accusers testify in the retrial.
As many know, and as Salon indicated, Cosby’s trial for sexual assault charges featured a limited defense, as Cosby’s team only called one witness to the stand.
-Rodney Smolla, dean at Widener University Delaware Law School, told Reuters about civil cases brought against Cosby by accusers in which the statute of limitations has lapsed.
“She has been positive in every way and continues to be and she has indicated she will continue to cooperate with us”, said Steele, who was flanked by co-prosecutors Kristen Feden and M. Stewart Ryan, as well as Cheltenham and county detectives.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.