Cosby jury deadlock causes mistrial: What people are Tweeting

Pauline Gross
June 22, 2017

"The jurors, they used their power to speak".

Cosby's defense lawyers, however, argued that Constand's account could not be trusted after they pointed to numerous discrepancies in her statements to police in 2005, when she first reported the encounter, which occurred almost a year earlier.

On Friday, the jury asked to review multiple pieces of evidence, including Cosby's 2006 deposition testimony about quaaludes, a now-banned party drug. Are you surprised by this deadlock today? "I t's important for the jury to be informed that there are more accusers, and if those accusers allege same or similar facts", she said.

The trial of Cosby, who lives on a compound in Shelburne, began June 5 and was in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

He remains free on bail pending the new trial.

"I was relieved when they said mistrial, because it means that it wasn't an acquittal", says Linda Kirkpatrick, who is not involved in the current case but is one of dozens of women who have accused the entertainer of sexual assault.

The judge denied a defence request for a mistrial.

Sixty women, including Constand, have accused Cosby of drugging and/or sexually assaulting them, or attempting to do so.

David Harris, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law who specialises in criminal justice, said the hung jury did not mean that a civil jury would clear Cosby of liability.

Poulin says the District Attorney's decision to retry the case was to be expected.

Allred said she believes that justice will prevail.

"A jury deliberated longer in the #Cosby Case!"

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The comedian also faces a defamation lawsuit by model Janice Dickinson, who claims Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, California, in 1982. But Camille Cosby's criticism of him was puzzling because he issued an all-important pretrial ruling that seemed to help the defence and dealt a crushing blow to prosecutors. He said the encounter occurred in 1990, while Johnson insists it was 1996.

Seven women now have defamation suits pending against him in MA. And so I don't - you know, I don't have, you know, some direct response to her. Over two visits, she said, he touched her "without warning" and tried to unbutton her trousers before she stopped him.

He co-starred in the 1960s espionage show "I Spy", the first black performer to star in a weekly American TV dramatic series. He found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and starred in commercials for Jello-O pudding. Cosby admitted under oath that he procured sedatives for the goal of giving them to young women with whom he wanted to have sex.

However, defence attorneys may have undercut Valliere's testimony by suggesting she was biased by showing jurors comments she'd posted on Facebook seeming to celebrate a prosecution victory in the pretrial fight over evidence in the case.

The statement goes on to say, in part, "We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". She called the judge overtly arrogant and collaborating with the district attorney.

Thomas advises people to file a police report within the time allowed by a state's statute of limitations and urged state governments to abolish such statutes for rape and sexual assault.

"This isn't talking to a trustee". "Why are we running from the truth of this case - this relationship?" She gave an impassioned statement afterwards that was read on the steps of the courthouse by a family spokesman.

Even the former district attorney in the Constand case piled on, saying he thought Cosby lied to authorities.

"There are some things in this case that should be fuzzy. Why?" "She spent a lot more time trying to forget what happened than trying to remember that night".

Cosby had previously admitted to having an affair, McMonagle said, but that was not what he had been on trial for. His answers, like his comedy routines, meandered from point to point and veered toward stream of consciousness. He spoke in the deposition of "the penile entrance" and "digital penetration".

McMonagle said asking Cosby to surrender had been hard.

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