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Bill Cosby's Rape Case Ends in Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks

Bill Cosby's Rape Case Ends in Mistrial After Jury Deadlocks

Bill Cosby‘s sexual assault trial has ended in a mistrial after the jury deadlocked and was not able to come to a decision.

The 79-year-old former comedian, who has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, was on trial for the alleged drugging and molestation of a woman named Andrea Constand, who was the manager of Temple University’s women’s basketball team at the time.

Cosby was on the board of trustees of the university and he struck up a friendship with Constand, who went to his home to talk about her career. She says he gave her three blue pills to help her relax and that she became woozy. Eventually she woke up to find him groping and molesting her while he pleasured himself. Cosby‘s legal team painted Constand as someone who could not be believed.

The jury deliberated for 52 hours, which is longer than the actual trial lasted. After pressure from the judge to reach a decision, the jury deadlocked and the judge granted a mistrial.

“After 52 hours of deliberation–probably one of the most courageous acts I’ve ever seen–I’m compelled to grant a mistrial,” judge Steven O’Neill said.

Pictured inside: Cosby arriving to the Montgomery County Courthouse on Saturday (June 17) in Norristown, Penn.

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  • Casey C

    how the hell is a jury deliberating – aka the jury’s job – the most courageous thing the judge has seen? what the hell is courageous about it? i’ve served on multiple juries and there is nothing courageous in deliberating

  • VanityInsecurity

    this is so unfortunate. this man will never pay for his crimes. and yet there are so many other innocent people in prison.

  • Pat Cake

    The old man is not free & clear, he will be retried:

    Montgomery County DA @MontcopaDA
    DA Steele announces we will retry this case.
    7:27 AM – 17 Jun 2017

  • Yeah Right

    If you want to commit murder or rape, be sure it is in Calif or you are a celebrity. You get a free pass. Cosby will answer one day for his crimes.

  • BeautifulSupreme

    This is a disgrace. He drugs and rapes 50 women and they still can’t lock him up? Give me a break. Disgusting.

  • Gina

    Don’t worry, he’s gonna meet his maker soon enough, at which point his ass will be sent straight to hell.

  • Phil the Donahue

    Hell doesn’t exist. Sorry, but think about it. A fiery pit where bad people go? Give me a break. I wish hell existed. He won’t get anything but a lounge chair and a bunch of pudding pops. Hopefully he’ll die of some kind of horrific cancer while a nurse sticks a tube in his butt.

  • Gina

    Honey, I’m really not here to debate the afterlife with you.

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