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

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

District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Prosecutors have asked for a second trial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case after the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on Saturday.

District Attorney Kevin Steele said Friday he would push for a retrial as soon as possible, reassess the case and possibly make some "tweaks".

But, the "Girls" actress, best known for her popular Lenny Letter, was not alone in her sentiments.

Still, legal experts say, it won't be impossible to find 12 people to sit in judgment of Cosby, who turns 80 next month.

However, defence attorneys may have undercut Valliere's testimony by suggesting she was biased by showing jurors comments she'd posted on Facebook seeming to celebrate a prosecution victory in the pretrial fight over evidence in the case.

But Cosby's reputation remains in tatters, following a slew of sexual assault allegations from about 60 women that have destroyed the "America's dad" image he built as star of the long-running 1980s TV comedy "The Cosby Show".

As they deliberated charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, Cosby tweeted thanks to his fans and supporters. Speaking in a calm and unemotional tone, Veronique Valliere, a psychologist, testified that sexual assault victims are frequently so traumatized that they can be confused about details.

For the last two weeks, the plaza outside the courthouse in this economically challenged county seat has been the staging area for media organizations from around the nation and Canada, and more than 100 journalists have been covering the trial and scores of members of the public, including some of the women who have accused Cosby of assaulting them, have attended. 'You're not off the hook, buddy, ' she said outside the courtroom.

"How do I describe the judge?" 'How do I describe the judge?

Cosby's spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, welcomed the judge's decision. "Overtly arrogant in collaborating with the district attorney", said the statement.

Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy model who has accused Cosby of drugging and raping her decades ago, had a message for him. He still faces several civil lawsuits from at least 10 accusers.

The waiting room which he was sent to with associates and lawyers during breaks became his "dressing room", they said, and visitors were announced as if stopping by for an autograph on the set of a hit show.

Cosby, on the contrary, said Constand never stopped him when he made his moves.

He co-starred in the 1960s espionage show "I Spy", the first black performer to star in a weekly American TV dramatic series. Jury selection continues for the sexual assault trial of disgraced United States megastar Bill Cosby, accused of plying a woman with pills and wine before assaulting her in 2004.

She testified that Cosby acted as a mentor before offering her unidentified pills one night that left her unable to stop his advances.

"I just want to wish all of the fathers a happy Father's Day", Cosby said. Celebs took to twitter when they heard the verdict.

His deposition was unsealed in 2015, prompting prosecutors to reopen the criminal case.

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