The criminal case against Bill Cosby has been declared a mistrial

Still a long way from Cliff Huxtable.
Still a long way from Cliff Huxtable.
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A mistrial has been declared in the Bill Cosby criminal case after jurors deliberated for more than 52 hours without coming to a consensus.

The trial lasted 11 days.

The court proceedings stemmed from allegations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. At the time, Constand was working at Cosby’s alma mater, Temple University, as the director of operations for its women’s basketball team. She is one of dozens of women who have accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them. So far, Constand’s allegations are the only ones to have resulted in a trial.

Cosby faced three assault charges. Each carried a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

Shortly after the mistrial was declared, district attorney Kevin Steele announced that he will retry Cosby. Steele serves in the Pennsylvania county where Cosby lives.

Meanwhile, Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, issued a statement that was sent out on her husband’s Twitter account.