Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Mistrial With Total Indignation

Kenny Thornton | 22 June, 2017, 22:32

He is accused of assaulting Andrea Constand without her consent, assaulting her when she was unconscious and assaulting her using drugs to substantially impair her ability to consent in his home outside of Philadelphia, in Elkins Park, in early 2004.

At the time of the alleged assault, Constand was the director of women's basketball at Temple University, where the actor sat on the board of trustees. Huth's lawyer, Gloria Allred, says the scheduling of a second deposition was on hold because of the criminal trial.

The trial of Cosby, who lives on a compound in Shelburne, began June 5 and was in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The district attorney at the time declined to press charges, citing insufficient evidence. In 2005, prosecutors declined to charge Cosby based on Constand's account, and she filed a lawsuit that Cosby settled for an undisclosed sum. Prosecutors say they will retry the case.

His deposition was unsealed in 2015, prompting prosecutors to reopen the criminal case. According to the testimony, Cosby called himself a "sick man" but refused to identify the pills he gave to Constand.

ALLYN: So the defense reacted by basically saying that this is a huge vindication for Bill Cosby.

The deadlocked jury deliberated for 52 hours over six days before giving up. Heinously and exploitively ambitious.

As first reported by Variety, Kevin Steele, the Montgomery County District Attorney, told journalists, "We have made the determination of moving forward, and it lies in the fact she deserves a verdict in this case ... and we will push forward to try and get justice done".

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The judge sought to comfort the jurors, at least one of whom fought back tears, calling their epic deliberation "one of the more courageous acts, one of the more selfless acts that I've seen in the justice system". Overtly arrogant and collaborating with the district attorney'.

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. The judge then declared a mistrial. Her client in that case has accused Cosby of raping her at the Playboy mansion when she was just 15 years old.

The comedian also faces a defamation lawsuit by model Janice Dickinson, who claims Mr Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, California, in 1982.

Cosby's chief accuser, Canadian Andrea Constand is thanking prosecutors for taking her case and in a statement and said the trial has given a voice to the many complainants who felt powerless and silenced. She said she found Cosby at the bottom of the stairs; he gave her a muffin before opening the door and letting her out.

Andrew Wyatt, the star's loyal spokesman who escorted the legally-blind defendant in and out of court, would introduce them.

It's a depressing question to ask on a Father's Day weekend: What does it mean that a superstar comic and philanthropist once "America's Dad" just saw his prosecution on sexual assault charges end in a mistrial? He was charged shortly before the statute of limitation was set to expire. The judge instructed them to keep working, but despite marathon 12-hour sessions, the jury said on Saturday it was at an impasse.

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