Cosby laughs his way out of court in mistrial
PENNSYLVANIA: The defence side in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial was declaring victory yesterday and going on the attack after jurors deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.
Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, slammed prosecutors for bringing the case to court.
She issued a statement calling District Attorney Kevin Steele “heinously and exploitatively ambitious”.
She also attacked the judge, the accuser’s lawyers and the media.
The jury deliberated for more than 52 hours on charges that Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia area home in 2004.
Steele says he will retry the 79-year-old comedian on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby’s lawyer says he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.
Cosby will remain free on $1 million (R12.8 million) bail. – AP