Cosby is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault based upon allegations by Andrea Constand hailing from a 2004 incident.
After 52 hours of deliberation, a jury came back deadlocked. The judge then called a mistrial.
District Attorney Kevin Steele called Constand "courageous" following the mistrial. "She is a positive person and has kept all of us going while waiting for the jury to come back," he said to press at the time. "She will continue to cooperate with us and I look forward to her getting a verdict in this case."
Camille Cosby, the entertainer's wife, blasted Steele and judicial system for being vindictive against her husband. "How do I describe the district attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious," she said in a statement. "How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the district attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical."
Cosby's team was confident about his career legacy following the mistrial. "Mr. Cosby’s power is back — it's back. It has been restored,” Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's publicist said about the outcome of the mistrial. "The jurors, they used their power to speak. So the legacy didn't go anywhere, it has been restored." His lawyers have said that he may, unlike in his first trial, testify this time around.
Cosby has maintained his innocence.
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