Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case After Jury Says They Are ‘Hopelessly Deadlocked’

June 17, 2017

 

On Saturday, a Pennsylvania judge granted a mistrial after the jury had announced that they were deadlocked for the second time in the trial of Bill Cosby.

 

The comedian is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004.

The Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, jury, which was brought in from Pittsburgh, deliberated for multiple days — returning to the judge multiple times with questions and requests. On Saturday, they announced that they were “hopelessly deadlocked.” The judge granted the mistrial. After the mistrial announcement, the District Attorney said they would retry the cast against Cosby.


Following the mistrial, Cosby’s spokesman addressed reporters with the comedian, declaring that the TV star’s “power is back” and slamming the alleged victims’ lawyers.

“Mr. Cosby’s power is back, it’s back,” he said. “It has been restored. The jurors, they used their power to speak. And Mrs. Cosby’s power is back. So the legacy didn’t go anywhere, it has been restored.  CLICK FOR MORE

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