Judge Declares Bill Cosby Case a Mistrial as Jury Deadlocks (UPDATE)


Judge Declares Bill Cosby Case a Mistrial as Jury Deadlocks (UPDATE)


UPDATE (6/17/2017 at 10:55 a.m. ET): Bill Cosby's trial has been declared a mistrial this morning, after the jury remained in a deadlock.

The jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision and the prosecutors have announced they wil retry the case.

Bill currently faces three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Read on to get more details on the trial.

Original story (6/15/2017 at 2:27 p.m. ET): Bill Cosby is currently on trial for sexual assault, and after 30 hours of deliberation, a jury of his peers have announced they are deadlocked.


Sources inside the courtroom revealed that judge Steven O’Neill has asked the jurors to further deliberate, denying the motion for a mistrial, according to CNN.

The 79-year-old comic is accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania mansion in 2004.



The prosecutors aimed to paint the actor as a sexual predator who took advantage of young women by incapacitating them with drugs and alcohol.

While Constand took the stand to plead her case against the Cosby star, the accused chose not to testify for fear of cross-examination.


Bill Cosby Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges in Elkins Park, Pa.
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The defense instead accused the plaintiff of lying about the assault, with Cosby’s lawyer, Brian McMonagle, referencing her changing statements on the incident.


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One woman still in the comedian's corner is The Cosby Show co-star, Keshia Knight-Pulliam.



Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins

The new mom accompanied her mentor to his first day of trial and has been a vocal supporter since.


She recently revealed that while she doesn’t know how she’ll react if her TV dad is actually found guilty, that the love she has for him as a person will never change, according to TheJasmineBrand.


Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Begins
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“I’ll be disappointed, however it won’t change the love because when you have family, people falter, people make mistakes, things happen, but in no way is that condoning sexual assault.


“It’s nothing that I take lightly or that I condone in any way shape or form, but he’s still a person, he’s still a husband, a parent, someone’s son.”


Bill Cosby Deposition
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