Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

"From my perspective, a retrial is never an advantage because, as a prosecutor, you put your best case on", she said.

He allegedly gave her pills that paralyzed her and left her unable to resist when he started touching her in his Philadelphia home.

In addition to proving that Cosby assaulted them, Smolla said, they would have to establish that he said something about them beyond denying the allegations, such as calling them known liars or promiscuous.

Other witnesses for the prosecution included Constand's mother Gianna and Kelly Johnson, another woman who accused Cosby of assault.

Bill Cosby listens to his wife Camille's statement being read aloud by Ebonee M. Benson outside the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Constand said the trial had "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced".

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

MS LINDA FAIRSTEIN, former head of the sex crimes unit with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. "It has been restored".

A United States judge has declared a mistrial in the sexual-assault case of comedian and celebrity Bill Cosby after a jury said it was deadlocked following more than 52 hours of deliberations.

Cosby, who was lauded as a hero by African Americans and revered by whites for smashing through racial barriers over a five-decade career, is best remembered for his role as Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show".

At least 10 women have pending civil claims against Cosby in lawsuits filed in California and MA. Prosecutors have suggested he might have given her quaaludes, a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S.in 1982. This case finally went to trial on June 5, but after some heavy deliberation over four days the jury announced that they had been deadlocked. O'Neill instructed them to keep working toward a unanimous decision.

The judge sought to comfort the jurors, at least one of whom fought back tears, calling their epic deliberation "one of the more courageous acts, one of the more selfless acts that I've seen in the justice system".

"They're conflicted about the inconsistencies in Ms. Constand's testimony", he told reporters on Thursday. "I feel bad for all of you, I really do".

Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this terrible thing". Serignese and Bowman attended the criminal trial near Philadelphia.

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