Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

Steele declined comment on a statement from Cosby’s wife, Camille, which called him “heinously and exploitively ambitious”.Constand did not appear at the news conference.When asked if Cosby had a message to share with his accusers, Wyatt bristled: “This is not about all the women, this was about Ms. Constand”. And Steele on Sunday denied a media report that Cosby had ever been offered a plea deal.The trial jury was not able to come to a unanimous, or even majority, decision regarding the case involving the alleged victim, Andrea Constand.He was eventually charged in December 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was set to expire. Dozens of women have come forward to say he drugged and assaulted them, though Costand’s encounter with Cosby was the only one to result in criminal charges. The jurors’ decision not to ask to rehear the experts’ testimony could be an indication that they accepted their opinions at face value or, conversely, that they were unimpressed.But Steele, the district attorney, said it was no accident that some of Constand’s memories were faulty. Cosby has given a sealed deposition in the case. Constand was the women’s basketball team manager at Cosby’s alma mater. The judge had previously sent the jury from outside Pittsburgh back to deliberate but they were unable to come to a consensus on any of the three counts. They had reported being deadlocked Thursday but then resumed deliberations at the request of the judge.Cosby, who gave the deposition as part of Constand’s lawsuit against him, said he got seven prescriptions for the powerful sedative in the 1970s for the goal of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex. Cosby says the encounter was consensual.The mistrial leaves in limbo a large slice of American popular culture from Cosby’s six-decade career as a comedian and actor.Prosecutors have vowed to return to court after Bill Cosby’s sexual molestation case was declared a mistrial in Pennsylvania on Saturday (17Jun17).Kirkpatrick, who alleges that Cosby sexually assaulted her after she attended his show in 1981, said she would gladly testify against Cosby at the next trial if the judge allows it.But a lawyer representing many of his accusers, Gloria Allred, said she was hoping the prosecution would push for a retrial.The charges against Cosby, three felony counts, carried a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.”It’s simply inappropriate at this time”, O’Neill said.But the reputation of Cosby, known as America’s Dad for his role on the television series, The Cosby Show, remains in tatters after a slew of sexual assault allegations from about 60 women.Cosby chose not to testify at the trial. Prosecutors suggested he drugged her with something stronger.”The others on the jury might have just been not persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt, although they were leaning in that direction, or there might’ve been members of the jury who were arguing in favor of acquitting”, she said. She said Cosby gave her pills that he said were herbal, but that left her immobile and drifting in and out of consciousness.”This case is about a drug-facilitated sexual assault and it doesn’t matter what you look like or who you are”.

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