Statement from Cosby's wife assailing judge, prosecutors

Statement from Cosby's wife assailing judge, prosecutors

Statement from Cosby's wife assailing judge, prosecutors

"Who doesn't know him or have some sort of association with him?"

"It's way too early to celebrate, Mr. Cosby", she said, adding that "justice may be just around the corner". She woke up the next morning in his home with her sweater bunched up and her bra undone, the affidavit says. She said she found Cosby at the bottom of the stairs; he gave her a muffin before opening the door and letting her out.

There was one twist on the standard defense: Because Constand is gay and was in a relationship with a woman at the time of the assault, McMonagle told the jury that, well, she isn't as gay as she claims. Her parents noticed a change in her personality and that she had trouble sleeping. "She spent a lot more time trying to forget what happened than trying to remember that night".

His defense team acknowledged Cosby and Constand had a sexual encounter, but said it was consensual. He described their previous encounters as "social and romantic". Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the district attorney.

Former teen actor Barbara Bowman told her story to many media outlets in the years after Constand went public.

Cosby had broken barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, "I Spy", in the 1960s and, two decades later, created the top-ranked "Cosby Show". The fallout was swift and devastating, with at least 50 accusers coming forward. The AP didn't publish the video right away, but it released it two weeks later as the accusations grew.

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

Less than 48 hours later, the panel informed the judge that they were still deadlocked on all three counts.

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Count 1 alleges that Cosby didn't have consent when he penetrated Constand's genitals with his fingers.

As for Cosby, she had another message for him. Six more women eventually joined: Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie. In a letter read outside court, Cosby's wife, Camille, called District Attorney Kevin Steel's actions in bringing charges "heinous" and also took shots at the media and judge. "Bill Cosby's trial is about much more than Bill Cosby". Constand's case was filed only 12 weeks before the statues of limitations in Pennsylvania ended. But he admitted obtaining sedatives with a view to having sex.

Constand's case was opened more than a decade after the initial offense, which she reported in 2005, by a new district attorney.

If the jury can not break its impasse, the judge would have to declare a mistrial.

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Constand, who is now living in Canada and is a massage therapist. "No longer is a person embarrassed because they're pregnant without a husband". Prosecutors suggested he drugged her with something stronger. Jurors were bused to Norristown from Allegheny County, near Pittsburgh, and were sequestered in a hotel. They debated the verdict for a total of 52 hours, but had on Thursday (June 15) announced they could not break a deadlock in the vote. The judge has refused, saying jurors are permitted under the law to deliberate as long as they want.

Cosby's career and good-guy image were already in tatters by the time his chief accuser took the witness stand, and the prosecution's decision to pursue a second trial keeps him in legal limbo.

Still, a handful of lawsuits in federal and state courts could lead to monetary awards against Cosby.

Prosecutors have vowed to retry the case.

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