Jury in Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Case Is Deadlocked
The jury is still out on Bill Cosby.
“We cannot come to a unanimous consensus in any of the counts,” the jurors told the judge.
After 30 hours of deliberating, the jury remained deadlocked about whether or not the actor is guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand. As a result, the defense asked for a mistrial, but Judge Steven O’Neill denied the request, and sent the jurors back in to try again. The judge has nothing but respect for those who have been chosen for the big task. He said:
“This is an incredible jury that has just acted with incredible dignity and fidelity. I don’t have any higher praise. You have taken your task so seriously.”
Andrea took the stand on June 6 to testify, explaining how she was paralyzed and unable to fight off the comedian’s advances. She said:
“In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen. I wasn’t able to fight in any way. I wanted it to stop.”
Bill’s defense attorney Brian McMonagle argued in closing his statement that Bill and Andrea were romantically involved, and that while the actor had cheated on his wife, he was not guilty of a crime.