The sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby has finally resumed. The much-anticipated trial of America’s former favorite dad stemmed from Cosby’s interaction with Andrea Constand at his home in 2004 when the comedian and celebrity gave the woman Benadryl and then assaulted her sexually while she was incapacitated.
After days of deliberation, during which time the jury explained to the judge that they were hopelessly deadlocked once before, the jury finally reported that they were no closer to a consensus and did not feel that additional time would resolve the matter. The judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
‘The judge in the Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. The jurors — five women and seven men — were unable to come to a unanimous decision in a courtroom battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past. Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault.’
Prosecutors announced immediately after the decision that they would bring the case back for a retrial.
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