Prosecutors Vow to Retry Cosby in Sexual Assault Case

Prosecutors Vow to Retry Cosby in Sexual Assault Case

Judge Steven O’Neill leaves the courtroom following his decision in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.Cosby is charged with drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.At the time of the alleged assault, Constand was the director of women’s basketball at Temple University, where the actor sat on the board of trustees.Meanwhile, the judge has assured that he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days.After claiming victory by default in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, the comedian’s attorney is arguing that his client – whom at least 60 women have accused of molestation, rape and harassment – is the real victim.Shortly after a mistrial was declared in the sexual assault case against comedian his wife of 53 years, Camille Cosby, lashed out on Saturday at the courts and media. Cosby pleaded not guilty to the charges.Massachusetts: Seven women are suing Cosby for defamation in separate lawsuits pending in Massachusetts, where Cosby has a home in Shelburne Falls. As deliberations wore on, Cosby thanked his fans and supporters – first in a tweet, then in brief comments as he left the courthouse Friday night.The judge, meanwhile, assured the panel members – whose identities remain sealed by court order – that he appreciated their efforts throughout the two-week trial.”You don’t know why they were deadlocked”.Cosby was accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.In a deposition he gave more than a decade ago as part of Constand’s civil lawsuit against him, Cosby said he obtained several prescriptions for the sedative Quaalude in the 1970s and offered the now-banned drug to women with whom he wanted to have sex.”You always find people who just don’t pay that much attention to the news or are able to set aside what they’ve heard”, said McAndrews, who successfully prosecuted John E. du Pont, the chemical fortune heir, for murder. Cosby’s trial ended without a verdict.For those who grew up with Bill Cosby’s comedy, feelings of sadness shouldn’t be confused with sympathy in appraising a legacy that – whatever the eventual outcome of the criminal case against him, in which a jury on Saturday failed to reach a verdict – has already been forever tarnished. “It has been restored”, Wyatt said. She then said she was “grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence; which is the rightful way to make a sound decision”.His popularity also made him an in-demand product endorser, and he appeared in commercials for Jell-O, Coca-Cola, Ford and others. She also criticized the judge, the accuser’s lawyers and the media.All told, the deliberations, which began on Monday, have lasted approximately 52 hours – longer than the trial testimony. However, it looks as if those deciding Cosby’s fate are hopelessly deadlocked. She called the prosecutors heinously and exploitively ambitious.Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle insisted that Constand was lying about a consensual sexual relationship. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Johnson and many other accusers, said she hoped more can testify at the next trial.


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