Though even if that is technically true, seemingly no academics or celebrities who've talked about the case have ventured to suggest that the two won't be forever linked, or that it won't be up to future generations to process Cosby's impact on the culture for themselves, with all the information that comes with it. We are sprouting up.
Cosby's wife of 53 years, Camille, slammed prosecutors for bringing the case to court, calling District Attorney Kevin Steele "heinously and exploitively ambitious" in a statement released after court adjourned.
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.
Constand's claim was the only one to lead to criminal charges, with numerous others dating too far back to allow for prosecution. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby. Constand was the women's basketball team manager at Cosby's alma mater.
The jury resumed deliberations Saturday over whether the 79-year-old TV star drugged and molested a woman in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. She said she began to feel woozy and her vision blurred.
Johnson is one of more than 50 women who have accused the comedian of sexual assault.
Lawyers for Cosby have said throughout that their client is innocent of all accusations.
In another visit he gave her a mix of pills and wine that left her feeling "frozen" and "paralyzed" as he fondled her body and placed his hand on his genitals, the affidavit said. Judge Steven O'Neill told them to return to their deliberations where they "must agree unanimously" on a verdict.
Bill Cosby entering court this week his case has ended in a mistrial
Steadfast Cosby supporters can point to juror division as evidence of a prosecution case that was far from open-and-shut.
As news reporters streamed out of the room, several other Cosby accusers, some in tears, waited in line to hug Constand, who smiled broadly and maintained her composure.
Jewel Allison, yet another accuser, stated outside the courthouse, as church bells tolled, "I think God is watching all of us", NBC News reported. He said Constand "is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of Montgomery County, where this crime occurred, are entitled to a verdict in this case". The government lawyer charged Cosby shortly before the statute of limitations was to expire. "And we will push forward".
Cosby said in a radio interview before the trial he hoped to resume his performing career after the Constand case was resolved.
The actor, who says he is now legally blind, hung his head or looked up to the sky as he stood outside the court house flanked by his defense lawyers and representatives, but made no public comment.
"I have been nothing but extraordinarily impressed by you all", O'Neill told the jury, adding that declaring a mistrial meant neither a victory nor a loss.
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