Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

For those who grew up with Bill Cosby's comedy, feelings of sadness shouldn't be confused with sympathy in appraising a legacy that - whatever the eventual outcome of the criminal case against him, in which a jury on Saturday failed to reach a verdict - has already been forever tarnished. Cosby is appealing a ruling allowing Dickinson's case to proceed. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.

The 12-member jury was deadlocked after over 50 hours of deliberations, and Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill spent Saturday (17Jun17) interviewing each member. The jury got the case Monday, and first declared itself deadlocked Thursday on the three counts of aggravated indecent assault. O'Neill instructed them to keep working toward a unanimous decision. Cosby pleaded not guilty to the charges.

"She has shown such courage through this, and we are in awe of what she has done", District Attorney Kevin Steele said. He said Constand "is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of Montgomery County, where this crime occurred, are entitled to a verdict in this case". "Cosby's fame could have worked for or against him", said Gomez, depending on if jurors felt deceived or enamored.

Even as his attorney demanded a mistrial, Cosby himself thanked jurors for "their long days" and "their honest work, individually".

Celebrities are reacting to the news of Bill Cosby's sexual assault mistrial. They attacked the judge, in a letter from Cosby's wife Camille, as "arrogant" and Steele as "heinous" and "ambitious". He also thanked those who have been a great support for him, CNN reported.

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"During some of the most painfully, aggravating parts of our trial, particularly jury deliberations it was he who was keeping us going", he said. She did not comment publicly.

"The key to retrying a case is to do it differently the second time, because the defense expects you to do it the same way", said Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani. "She believes things happen for a reason".

Chloe Goins, a former model who said Mr Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, is also suing the comedian on sexual battery and other claims. Johnson alleged that Cosby drugged and molested her at a Los Angeles hotel bungalow in 1996.

"I just want to wish all of the fathers a happy Father's Day", Cosby said. According to the testimony, Cosby called himself a "sick man" but refused to identify the pills he gave to Constand.

Bill Cosby's legal team likely has an edge in a retrial. Ladd accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in 1969 in NY.

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