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Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby

At least 10 women have pending civil claims against Cosby in lawsuits filed in California and MA.

The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case declared a mistrial after the jury reported they were still deadlocked as deliberations continued for a sixth day.

Constand, then 31, met the married Cosby 15 years ago through her job as an administrator with the women's basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia, where Cosby was a trustee and the school's most renowned alumnus.

"There may not be enough evidence for a criminal conviction, but that does not rule out a civil verdict", said Harris.

He was eventually charged in December 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was set to expire.

Constand herself sued Cosby in 2005 and settled for an undisclosed sum.

Almost two weeks after the trial began on June 5, O'Neill accepted a defense motion for a mistrial on Saturday. But they did not ask to rehear Valliere's remarks or the testimony of the other prosecution expert witness, a toxicologist who said that Benadryl - the allergy medication Cosby says he gave Constand on the night of their sexual encounter - has been used by rapists, in other cases, to make victims sleepy and unable to resist. "They learned that this is a polarizing case, and both [sides] have a winning strategy".

"If Cosby had testified, I would say that benefits the prosecution, but there's nothing there they can comb through", Oliver said. "It's not a classic defamation case".

The judge, meanwhile, assured the panel members - whose identities remain sealed by court order - that he appreciated their efforts throughout the two-week trial.

The criminal case against Mr Cosby partly stems from the accuser's related lawsuit.

"In civil cases, the battle is over money damages, as opposed to sending someone to prison", Callan said.

In addition, one or more jurors, white as well as black, might feel that it would be very harmful to African Americans at this time in American history, and to the entire issue of racial harmony, to convict someone who, like O.J. Simpson, was a pioneer, hero, shining example, and role model for blacks.

One of Bill Cosby's accuser's reacts at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. To her, the mistrial underscored how hard it is for rape victims to get justice in the court system; she was disappointed that the defense lawyers made their case by attacking Constand's credibility.

She said she found Cosby at the bottom of the stairs; he gave her a muffin before opening the door and letting her out.

More than 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault since the '60s. Cosby has given a sealed deposition in the case.

But the jurors struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on day four of the trial that they were at impasse.

"Bill Cosby has already been exposed as a predator who hid behind his jovial mask for more than 50 years and no jury verdict will ever change that", she said.

Bill Cosby and his team declared victory after jurors in his sexual assault trial deadlocked and a judge declared a mistrial.

Steele says he will retry the 79-year-old comedian on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby is appealing a ruling allowing Dickinson's case to proceed.

But the funnyman is not out of the woods yet - he still faces several civil cases from a few of the almost 60 women who came forward accusing him of sexual assault.

An eighth woman withdrew her lawsuit. Six more women eventually joined: Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie. Cosby is seeking to have their cases dismissed.