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Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

18 June 2017

Number one, there are some 60 women who have stepped forward to allege that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them over the course of some 50 years. Those statements were weighed by the jurors against Constand's live testimony, and in the end, all of the jurors were not persuaded that the state proved its case against Cosby.

Cosby's trial started June 5 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

"We felt really good about the case" when it closed, Steele said. On Thursday, after having listened to testimony for six days, the jury was reportedly deadlocked following 30 hours of deliberations.

Count 1 alleges that Cosby didn't have consent when he penetrated Constand's genitals with his fingers. I understand this morning that they are going to retry this case.

Cosby was accused of sexually assaulting his female friend Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

On Saturday, they announced that they were "hopelessly deadlocked" - causing Judge O'Neill to grant a mistrial. CNN reports that before the Pennsylvania trial began, Cosby talked about getting back to comedy again in the future. "Overtly arrogant, collaborating with the district attorney", said her statement, which was read by Wyatt and tweeted by her husband. She called the media blatantly vicious.

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The basketball manager stated that Cosby molested and drugged her in 2004, at the stars home in Elkins Park, Philadelphia to discuss her career plans. "Camille is standing by him and there appears to be no shift in her feelings about this", the insider said.

Prosecutors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial are about to address the media on the mistrial and their decision to re-try the comedian. and we will live stream at 11:30 AM ET.

Cosby lead defense attorney Brian McMonagle then motioned for a mistrial, which O'Neill promptly granted. Constand acknowledged the discrepancies during questioning, calmly responding that she'd been mistaken.

Three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, each covering a different aspect of the alleged crime.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission.

Steele told jurors the case was straightforward, resting on three pillars: One, that Cosby drugged Constand.

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Prosecutors also called Constand's mother, Gianna Constand, who confronted Cosby on the phone.

Kelly Johnson was the only other accuser allowed to testify at Cosby's trial; the prosecution had wanted to put on 13.

But the jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Day 4 they were at impasse.

The case is the culmination of a tide of accusations against Cosby, who was once known as "America's dad".

Judge Steven O'Neill refused, saying there's no precedent to halt the jury's work. And even through the lengthy deliberations, she remained that way, and often lifted prosecutors' spirits when they needed it most. The jury got the case on Monday evening. He maintained their sexual contact was consensual.

Cosby thanked fans and supporters as he left court Friday.

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