Cosby prosecutor undeterred by mistrial, vows to try again

Cosby prosecutor undeterred by mistrial, vows to try again

The Legacy Of Bill Cosby Is Forever Tarnished

They nearly surely will meet again in a court of law.

He conceded that Cosby is a flawed man, an unfaithful husband who shattered his fans' illusions, and that revelations of his womanizing have overtaken his previous image as a genial comedian and beloved TV dad.

Cosby had been charged with three counts of sexual assault over allegations he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home in Pennsylvania.

Cosby had previously admitted to having an affair, McMonagle said, but that was not what he had been on trial for.

David Harris, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law who specialises in criminal justice, said the hung jury did not mean that a civil jury would clear Cosby of liability.

District Attorney Kevin Steele said immediately after the mistrial that he would retry Cosby.

But in very high-profile cases, public outcry over a mistrial can make it extremely hard to find an impartial panel for a retrial, experts say.

'She's entitled to a verdict in this case, ' Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said at a news conference.

The saturation coverage of Cosby's mistrial is sure to complicate jury selection. "Mr. Cosby is fortunate he is able to afford good counsel and has resources to conduct investigations". "Once people say they are deadlocked, then what really becomes the reason for further deliberations?"

Steele, the lead prosecutor, tends to be cautious in his public statements.

"Social attitudes in general affect what happens in criminal trials, in rape cases". She said: "Try him again".

McMonagle said asking Cosby to surrender had been hard. "They want the element of surprise".

California: Cosby is being sued in Los Angeles by Judy Huth, who accuses the comedian of forcing her to perform a sex act on him in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974, when she was 15. "I t isn't about Bill Cosby for me", she said. Prosecutors have suggested he gave her something stronger, possibly quaaludes.

Jurors asked for second looks at testimony from half of the prosecution's 12 witnesses.

Constand's claim was the only one to lead to criminal charges, with numerous others dating too far back to allow for prosecution.

Melissa Gomez, a nationally known trial consultant, said it's likely the jury was polarized on each end of the spectrum, and that both the defense and prosecution can learn a great deal about what happened based on the questions the jury asked during the six-day deliberation.

As they deliberated charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, Cosby tweeted thanks to his fans and supporters.

Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Afterward the women, who have bonded in the past 2 ½ years since the scandal broke and grew even closer during the trial, were upbeat.

"She's a very spiritual woman, she believes things happen for a objective, and I think the goal is.it should encourage other women to come forward and have their day in court", said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani.

On Sunday, Allison went to church back home in NY.

"If you are still deadlocked, you should report that to me".

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