Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. Cosby has been accused by more than 50 women of either rape, sexual battery, drug-facilitated sexual assault, sexual misconduct and or child sexual abuse. Ladd accused Cosby of drugging and raping her in 1969 in NY. Cosby's attorneys called a single witness: the detective who led the 2005 investigation into allegations that the comedian drugged and violated Constand at his Montgomery County, Pennsylvania home.
If they can't break the deadlock, O'Neill could declare a hung jury and a mistrial.
Prosecutors found themselves back to square one Saturday after the judge declared a mistrial following more than 52 hours of deliberations over six days.
A judge has declared a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sex assault case because the jury says it is hopelessly deadlocked.
I've been sent out of college, with honors and such, on the search for the American Dream. Whether you were a fan of his stand-up or not, Cosby was ubiquitous in the 1980s and early '90s.
The jury tells the judge that it "cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts".
The statement was prepared and signed by Camille Cosby and was read aloud by a member of the Cosby PR firm.
"She will absolutely come back again", she said.
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents other Cosby accusers, said outside the courthouse that "we can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity" and vowed that "justice will come".
The jury has spent days reviewing large chunks of trial testimony, including both Cosby's and Constand's accounts of the night in question.
"I know the side that I'm on and the side that I'm hoping for, and after that, there's more work to be done", he said.
More than a dozen excerpts from Cosby's deposition, including the "friends" comment and his acknowledgment that he'd gone "somewhere between permission and rejection" during a previous encounter with Constand. We could not begin to name the many people who have worked so diligently in pursuit of justice, not only for Andrea but for all victims of sexual assault.
Cosby's defense lawyers, however, argued that Constand's account could not be trusted after they pointed to numerous discrepancies in her statements to police in 2005, when she first reported the alleged incident almost a year later.
He says he'll retry Cosby on charges the 79-year-old TV star drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.
Cosby does still face the possibility of civil trial on California over a claim dating back to the 1970s.
Prosecutors have reportedly expressed their intention to pursue a retrial in Constand's case.
But experts say that if he had been convicted, it's likely Cosby's attorneys would have been able to successfully argue the charges be combined for sentencing purposes, since they cover the same encounter and conduct.
A jury deliberated longer in the #Cosby Case! Cosby was charged shortly before the statute of limitations was set to expire.
As previously reported, the jury of seven men and five women deliberated for more than 50 hours over a six-day period before ultimately telling the judge there was "hopeless deadlock that can not be resolved on further deliberations".