Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case after jurors fail to reach verdict

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown Pa. Friday

"Given the manner in which she was dismissed by the previous district attorney, she had no option but to file a civil suit".

Prosecutors have promised to retry the case within the next 120 days, and Cosby went home on $1 million bail.

"Devastated, but more determined", she said.

Camille's statement after Saturday's news didn't help her brand.

Dozens of women say he assaulted them, but statutes of limitation rules mean he was allowed to be tried for Ms Constand's allegation only.

Cosby was accused of drugging and sexually violating Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Prosecutors have said they plan to re-try the case.

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are praising the accuser and say she's "entitled to a verdict in this case". He dismissed the district attorney's pledge to retry the case. "It's back. He has been restored", Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's publicist said as he left the courthouse with Cosby.

This had been the first criminal prosecution to be brought against Cosby, who will celebrate his 80th birthday next month with his legacy and reputation in shreds.

Camille continued to describe Cosby's accusers as "totally unethical" and the media "as blatanly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truth for the primary goal of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of human life".

Dunham, who in 2014 wrote about a sexual assault committed against her, said that "Bill Cosby's trial is about much more than Bill Cosby", in a series of tweets.

A jury deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days before declaring itself hopelessly deadlocked.

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The judge then declared a mistrial for the 79-year-old comedian.

Constand alleges she then became incapacitated and was led to a couch, where Cosby is alleged to have fondled her breasts, put his hands inside her trousers, and penetrated her vagina with his fingers.

The comedian was facing three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

When asked if Cosby had a message to share with his accusers, Wyatt bristled: "This is not about all the women, this was about Ms. Constand".

Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock.

Around 60 women have publicly accused the Emmy-winning actor in recent years of being a serial sexual predator, alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years across the United States.

Cosby pleaded not guilty to the charges. Cosby admitted to obtaining the prescription sedative to give to multiple women with whom he wanted to have sex, and said that he didn't take the drug himself.

The jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Thursday they were at impasse. The jurors have been trying to break a deadlock.

A conviction could send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life. Judge Steven O'Neill instructed them to keep working toward a unanimous decision.

Jurors got the case on Monday. He maintains it was consensual.

McMonagle said it was up to Cosby whether he would represent him in court again.

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