Bill Cosby trial: Judge declares mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict

Bill Cosby Jury Deadlocked

That made 44-year-old Andrea Constand's claim the only one that led to criminal charges.

The trial lasted for just six days and the funnyman did not testify. Prosecutors have already stated they will retry the case. Cosby's legacy of giving was topped by a $20 million gift to Spelman College in 1988 and including, among many other donations, $3 million to the Morehouse School of Medicine and $1 million in 2004 to the U.S. National Slavery Museum in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The trial, which began June 5, not only saw testimony from Constand, but also from fellow Cosby accuser Kelly Johnson, who alleged that Cosby drugged and raped her back in 1996.

The jury tells the judge that it "cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts". Cosby says the encounter was consensual.

The statement was read outside the Norristown, Pa. courthouse, where the jury declared themselves "hopelessly deadlocked" after 52 hours of deliberation in the case of accuser Andrea Constand.

"Mr. Cosby's power is back", Wyatt beamed. The 79-year-old comedian and actor still faces several civil suits from women accusing him of sexual assault.

Following the judge's decision, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said he intends to retry Cosby at a later date.

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Only one other accuser, Kelly Johnson, was allowed to testify as prosecutors sought to establish that Cosby had demonstrated a pattern of assault. When she felt "frozen", Cosby placed her on the couch and sexually assaulted her without Constand's consent. The defense tried to block the deposition from trial, but since there was no written agreement in 2005 with then D.A. Bruce Castor not to charge Cosby, he agreed to the deposition.

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of slipping them pills and sexually assaulting them.

- "If Cosby's defense is true he is admitting to cheating hundreds of times on his wife with the use of quaaludes".

"I just want to wish all of the fathers a Happy Father's Day and I want to thank all of the jury for their long days, their honest work individually", Cosby said, via CNN.

"This is neither a vindication or a victory", said Judge O'Neill who praised the jurors for their service and asked them not to discuss their deliberations.

The jurors, which included seven men and five women, remained deadlocked on Thursday.

The case is the culmination of a tide of accusations against Cosby, who was once known as "America's dad".

Almost a dozen times during their deliberations, they sent questions about the the evidence or the charges to the judge, struggling to come to a consensus.

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