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Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

The mistrial isn't as conclusive a failure as the most widely feared outcome, a not-guilty verdict.

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended in a mistrial on Saturday, June 17, after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of aggravated indecent assault with which the actor had been charged.

The sexual assault trial regarding critically renowned comedian Bill Cosby and accusers has finally reached a decision-or at least a temporary one. Allred has said that a second deposition of Cosby was awaiting the conclusion of the criminal trial, so that case, too, may be delayed. "Do they want to save Cosby, or do what the first jury couldn't do, which was convict him?"

In a formal declaration announced mutually with her attorneys on Saturday, Constand expressed gratitude towards all the prosecutors and members of law enforcement who chose to take an interest in her case.

By sowing doubt among one or more jurors, Cosby's lawyers managed to overcome two years of unrelenting bad publicity for their client after the public release of his damaging testimony about drugs and sex, as well as a barrage of accusations from 60 women who came forward to accuse him of sexual assault. His deposition testimony in her civil suit revealed the man who has a bestselling book about fatherhood had procured Quaaludes for the goal of having sex with women who were not his wife. Cosby says it was consensual. Cosby admitted under oath that he procured sedatives for the goal of giving them to young women with whom he wanted to have sex.

She condemned the district attorney as "heinously and exploitatively ambitious", the judge as "overtly arrogant", lawyers for the accusers as "totally unethical" and "many" in the media as "blatantly vicious". He had earlier made the Cosby case an election issue.

The sequestered seven-man, five-woman panel spent 52 hours deliberating, working late into the night and on Saturday, longer than the six business days devoted to testimony and legal arguments.

Criminal law professor Jody Armour wonders if the bitter divide over social issues that's evident in American politics was at work in the jury room. We can now wonder if a lot of those kinds of attitudes were at play in.

Chloe Goins, a former model who claims Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, is also suing the comedian on sexual battery and other claims.

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.

She once served on a jury where the foreperson was the lone holdout for an acquittal.

The inability of a court to convict Mr Cosby, 79, has become a rallying point for assault victim activists.

Before going on trial, Cosby expressed hope he could eventually resume his career.

"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.

The entertainer is also battling sexual battery or defamation cases still pending by 10 women in California and MA. With the criminal case now set for a retrial, it appears that the MA civil case will be significantly prolonged. The discovery in those cases is underway, but his deposition testimony will remain on hold until the retrial in the criminal case.

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