Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case
After six days of deliberation jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case were hopelessly deadlocked.
On Saturday morning (June 17), the judge declared a mistrial and Cosby’s legal team declared a victory.
Via Page Six:
The jury of seven men and five women deadlocked after about 52 hours of deliberations that began June 12. It first announced they were deadlocked Thursday.
“This jury is hopelessly deadlocked,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said after questioning each juror in turn about the impasse, adding, “This is not a victory for anyone.
This is the justice system, it does not matter what the justice is.”
Cosby, 79, faced up to 30 years in prison on three charges of aggravated indecent assault.
He was accused of drugging and molesting former Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.
“Johnnie Cochran is looking down, smiling. … For all those attorneys who conspired, like Gloria Allred – tell them to go back to law school,” Cosby publicist Andrew Wyatt boasted just minutes after the case ended.
“Justice is real. It lives here in Montgomery County,” Defense attorney Brian McMonogale crowed, channeling the Rolling Stones to add, “You don’t always get what you want, sometimes you get what you need.”