Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

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Andrea Constand accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her at his Cheltenham Twonship home in 2004.

Jurors considering the fate of Bill Cosby at his sexual assault trial asked for a definition of "reasonable doubt" on their fifth day of deliberations Friday, a day after telling the judge they were deadlocked on all charges.

Bill Cosby supporters welcomed today's news of a mistrial.

Then, a Twitter meme campaign by the Cosby team went awry.

In December 2015 - five months after 35 other women offered similar accounts of sexual assault at the hands of Bill Cosby in a NY cover story - Montgomery County prosecutors charged him with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault. Other media outlets, including Calkins Media, also have made similar requests to the judge.

The district attorney's office declined to comment.

Another one of Cosby's accusers, actor Kathy McKee, who alleges Cosby raped her in 1973, once described the incident - after which, she said, he pretended that nothing odd or remarkable had just happened between them - as an unthinkably violent encounter with hubris.

Constand "has shown such courage through this, and we are in awe of what she has done", Steele said. "She's entitled to a verdict in this case". CNN reported that prosecutors announced that they plan to retry the case. After hearing all the evidence, he told the station he would have voted to convict Cosby.

"Now they have a full record that their investigators can go out and use to obtain impeachment material", said Steven Fairlie, a criminal defence attorney in Philadelphia who has been tracking the case.

But the same judge Cosby's wife Camille called "arrogant" in a scathing statement after the mistrial was declared Saturday near Philadelphia is likely to preside over his retrial.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

"Even after I was raped I perpetuated the rape culture because I blamed myself", she said.

He reminded prosecutors and the defense that "a mistrial is neither vindication nor victory for anybody".

"Jury deliberations were 52 hours, so we're all trying to mend and heal, and we'll make some important decisions in the days to come", McMonagle said.

Gloria Allred, a legal advocate who counts many Cosby's witnesses among her clients, publicly delivered a message to the performer.

Prosecutors immediately said they would seek a retrial.

Cosby had once been a beloved comedian, starring in the hit television program The Cosby Show.

-Jody Armour, professor at the University of southern California Gould School of Law, told the Associated Press. Prosecutors suggested he drugged her with something stronger.

Steele, who said he intends to retry the 79-year-old entertainer on the same three charges of aggravated indecent sexual assault, contends that news reports on jury deliberations could taint future potential jurors. Cosby was charged shortly before the statute of limitation was set to expire. "We're here because of them", McMonagle said, shouting and pointing at the back of the courtroom, where other accusers were sitting.

She once served on a jury where the foreperson was the lone holdout for an acquittal.

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