Cosby jury begins sixth day of deliberations

Danny Woods
June 19, 2017

"We came here looking for an acquittal". Three more have defamation or sexual battery suits pending in California. At the time, Constand worked at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University. He is accused of assaulting Andrea Constand without her consent, assaulting her when she was unconscious and assaulting her using drugs to substantially impair her ability to consent in his home outside of Philadelphia, in Elkins Park, in early 2004.

One other accuser, Kelly Johnson, was allowed to testify during the trial as prosecutors sought to establish that Cosby had a pattern of assault.

Here's a look at the allegations that formed the basis of the charges and how they snowballed more than a decade later into lawsuits, cover stories, and a national conversation on sexual assault.

The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case declared a mistrial after the jury reported they were still deadlocked as deliberations continued for a sixth day.

Read Camille Cosby's full statement about her husband's mistrial below.

"Imagine it's you being asked to defend age-old accusations - how do you defend that?" he said, adding: "Waiting so long, when people have died".

"This is my past and I have no room for yesterday". "I also felt his hand inside my vagina moving in and out, and I felt him take my hand and place it on his penis and move it back and forth". I have an unbelievable life. He has said he gave her Benadryl. A member of the actor's press team read the scathing remarks after the mistrial.

TAYLOR: You know I have for many reasons refrained from responding to or making characterizations about Mrs. Cosby because, in my mind, she, too, was a victim. There will be a retrial. She woke up the next morning in his home with her sweater bunched up and her bra undone, the affidavit says. "This is not the end". We can now wonder if a lot of those kinds of attitudes were at play in.

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Cosby chose not to testify at the trial.

McMonagle said he respected Cosby's efforts to keep his family out of the courtroom spotlight. "Heinously and exploitively ambitious", she wrote in a statement posted on Bill Cosby's Facebook page.

'Steele wants me badly; he ran on getting me but he doesn't have a case, ' he is claimed to have said at one stage.

Heidi Thomas praised Constand's "courage and willingness to go back into the maelstrom of this crime". "I hope that the prosecution will try this case again".

"DNA doesn't lie, doesn't fade with time, and can't be altered to anything other than what it is". There is not today in my mind at least, as a layman, a case that exists that stands within the statute of limitations that has physical evidence, corroborative evidence, the kind of testimony you would need to convict him. Ladd accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in 1969 in NY. "And we will push forward". With the help of attorney Gloria Allred, they compelled Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, to sit for a deposition.

O'Neill and Cosby's lead lawyer, Brian McMonagle, clashed on Friday, with the defense attorney complaining that the jury was essentially getting a replay of the entire trial. Afterward the women, who have bonded in the past 2 ½ years since the scandal broke and grew even closer during the trial, were upbeat. "W e can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity", Allred added.

Legal experts say prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are likely to reshape their case for the second trial. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers?

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