Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock.
Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge they couldn’t reach a unanimous decision on whether “The Cosby Show” star drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.
The judge then declared a mistrial for the 79-year-old comedian.
Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.
Dozens of women have come forward to say he had drugged and assaulted them. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby.