Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

Posted June 18, 2017

A judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial has declared a mistrial.

The driving force behind going back to court is out of respect for the GTA woman, who at the time of the alleged drugging and sexual assault in 2004 was manager of the women's basketball program at Temple University.

Much has been said and written about the sex scandal that has torpedoed Bill Cosby's legacy - so much so that it can be hard to recall how he reached the point of facing trial on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.

The jury tells the judge that it "cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts". The judge said he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days. The celebrity civil-rights attorney, who is the lawyer for 33 of Cosby's accusers, held a press conference to remind the former TV star that it is too soon for him to celebrate a victory.

A jury deliberated longer in the #Cosby Case! The defense tried to block the deposition from trial, but since there was no written agreement in 2005 with then D.A. Bruce Castor not to charge Cosby, he agreed to the deposition.

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Jean Casarez, attorney Brian McMonagle said the jury's inability to reach a verdict made it clear the trial should end. "Constand's case was the exception". "We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced".

The 79-year-old commedian's wife lashed out at the District Attorney and lawyers for her husband's accusers. In fact, prosecutors said they plan to put Cosby back on trial. She called the judge overtly arrogant and collaborating with the district attorney. "It's back. He has been restored", Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's publicist said as he left the courthouse with Cosby. Instead, Cosby emerged from the courthouse with his publicity team, which read a statement from his wife that accused the judge likely to retry him of arrogance and collusion with prosecutors. Heinously and exploitively ambitious.

Count 1 alleges that Cosby didn't have consent when he penetrated Constand's genitals with his fingers. "It's a tragedy. He ruined lives", she said.

Linda Kirkpatrick, one of the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault, told CNN shortly after the mistrial the entire ordeal had forced those accusing the star to relive a terrible time in their lives.

The prosecutor, Kevin Steele, says he will retry Bill Cosby.

The next month, Constand filed a lawsuit claiming battery, sexual assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other claims. Cosby pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

Cosby, who did not take the stand during his trial, did not comment outside court.

On Thursday, news came out that the jury was deadlocked. Cosby has given a sealed deposition in the case.