Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby stands as his publicist Andrew Wyatt addresses the media after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby'

In the retrial, District Attorney Kevin Steele could ask the judge to let more of Cosby's 60 accusers testify or disclose to jurors that Constand is gay. "She's entitled to a verdict in this case". But Brown says it's still possible that the next group of jurors may not be able to reach a verdict.

Cosby has denied all of the women's claims, saying that any sexual encounters were consensual.

Constand was on the witness stand for eight hours during the trial, detailing her view of how she was involved with Cosby and the events of the night when she was allegedly drugged and raped by the actor.

Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, said only that the "jury is apparently working very hard".

The jury of seven men and five women reviewed the case for more than 50 hours over a six-day period. However, it is somewhat disappointing that he chose to mention the Cosby case and fail to focus on what many find to be most problematic about the mistrial.

Camille Cosby, the entertainer's wife of 53 years, slammed prosecutors for bringing the case to court, calling Steele "heinously and exploitively ambitious". She also attacked the judge, the accuser's lawyers and the media. "Overtly arrogant, collaborating with the district attorney", said her statement, which was tweeted by her husband and read by an associate of the public relations firm representing Cosby. Oliver appeared aghast at Cosby's post-trial behavior, saying "what are you doing?" and noting that "shouting your character's catch phrase while on trial is a freaky choice". "It has been restored".

The Cosby mistrial decision has many people in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania talking. He found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and starred in commercials for Jell-O pudding.

But it was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist who urged young people to pull up their saggy trousers and start acting responsibly that prompted a federal judge to unseal portions of an explosive deposition he gave more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil lawsuit against him.

Constand, who worked at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University, is ready to go to trial again.

Quaalude was a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S.in 1982.

"It can never be clearer that if you speak up, you could be chilling the justice system in the future if jurors are needed in this case", Judge O'Neill told them.

Judge Steven O'Neill said Friday that defense lawyers have made at least four bids for a mistrial as the deliberations have worn on without a verdict.

The jury must come to a unanimous decision to convict or acquit. None of the jurors commented after the trial ended and they headed home to the Pittsburgh area, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) from the courthouse outside Philadelphia.

What's considered the best chance of getting Cosby on criminal charges - which he's never faced despite accusations from more than 30 women - will end with the judge declaring a mistrial.

Cosby was eventually charged in December 2015, just days before the statute of limitations was set to expire.

"We commend those prosecutors who raised awareness that one of the hallmarks of drug-related sexual assaults is the effect the drug has on the victim's memory and ability to recall and were nonetheless willing to present this evidence to the jury", she said in a statement that her attorneys released to United States media. "'Probably' does not win criminal trials".

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