Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

Accuser was less consistent with the accused’ Cosby attorney

"She's entitled to a verdict in this case".

Prosecutors had sought to have 13 other accusers testify in Constand's case, but the judge allowed only one, finding that more would unfairly prejudice the jury.

She told jurors that Cosby gave her pills that made her woozy and then penetrated her with his fingers as she lay paralyzed on a couch, unable to tell him to stop.

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

"She's a very spiritual woman, she believes things happen for a goal, and I think the objective is.it should encourage other women to come forward and have their day in court", said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani. The case would be once again on behalf of Constand's predicament and all the women who ended up with the same because of him.

Judge Steven O'Neill of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania declared a mistrial on Saturday after jurors said they were deadlocked after 52 hours of deliberations.

Cosby's team immediately went on the attack.

In civil lawsuits in the United States, plaintiffs need only show that the weight of evidence is on their side, meaning they have information to tip the scales above 50% in their favour, as opposed to criminal cases in which prosecutors must prove claims beyond a reasonable doubt.

Media outlets are urging a judge to make the names public. "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.

Cosby remains free on bail. "It has been restored".

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Prosecutors pledged to put Cosby on trial for a second time, saying Constand was "entitled to a verdict".

He even has the distinction of breaking the Hollywood color barrier by becoming the first black man to star in a TV drama series, I Spy in 1965. Several of them attended the criminal trial with their layers.

Though dozens of women are rumored to have questionable encounters with Cosby, only Andrea Constand's accusations led to criminal charges. Prosecutors suggested he drugged her with something stronger.

The jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday they were at impasse.

The jury that said it was "hopelessly deadlocked" on Saturday was selected in Pittsburgh, then bused to suburban Philadelphia and sequestered during 11 days of testimony and deliberations.

"If the parties previously agreed to stay the civil litigation pending the criminal trial, it is likely that they will continue that stipulation for a retrial", said Priya Sopori, a partner at Greenberg Glusker.

The jury must come to a unanimous decision to convict or acquit. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanim.

Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this awful thing".

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are fighting to keep the jurors' identities a secret.

MS LINDA FAIRSTEIN, former head of the sex crimes unit with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. Cosby was charged just days before the 12-year deadline for filing felony charges.


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