Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jun 18, 2017,
Jun 18, 2017, 15:32
For them, the public fight in court against the powerful entertainer represented a new era in the battle against sexual assault. "The jurors-they used their power to speak, and Mr. Cosby's power is back".
"He didn't know we were seeds".
"We came here looking for an acquittal".
Olivia Wilde retweeted justice writer Shaun King, who said, "How will our justice system sensibly hold ANY men accountable for sexual assault when the President of the United States gets away with it?"
Constand sat in the front row directly opposite to Cosby.
In civil lawsuits in the United States, plaintiffs need only show that the weight of evidence is on their side, meaning they have information to tip the scales above 50 percent in their favor, as opposed to criminal cases in which prosecutors must prove claims beyond a reasonable doubt. Heinously and exploitatively ambitious.
"It has been restored", Andrew Wyatt, Cosby's publicist said about the outcome of the mistrial.
"Try him again. Heart goes out to women who came forward". This was hard for me, and I don't know how he could sit in that room and endure what he did. I have an unbelievable life.
"As I said before, on and on, in the deposition about the carrying-ons that he was involved in the 70s". Both reacted blankly to the mistrial announcement. It wasn't immediately known how many jurors wanted to convict and how many wanted to acquit. "It's a tragedy. He ruined lives", she said.
A mistrial means Cosby was not found either guilty or not guilty.
Cosby's attorney Brian McMonagle delivered a dramatic closing argument, highlighting Constand's inconsistencies and those of Johnson.
That's "abundantly clear in the vitriol in Camille's statement". As for when the Cosby retrial will be, however, there's still some uncertainty at play, although there's at least a time-frame for when it'll be scheduled.
Heidi Thomas praised Constand's "courage and willingness to go back into the maelstrom of this crime".
Lawyers for Andrea Constand issued a statement on her behalf Saturday. Constand says the star drugged and molested her in 2004 at his home outside of Philadelphia.
"DNA doesn't lie, doesn't fade with time, and can't be altered to anything other than what it is". Cosby was charged shortly before the statute of limitations was set to expire.
Cosby plans to spend the weekend with his family, "enjoying this moment", Wyatt said.
Dr Barbara Ziv, a forensic psychiatrist who has worked with victims of sexual assault, told Sky News: When there are only two people involved there is always a "he said, she said" element - so who are you going to believe?
The "big problem" with the trial was the inability of several other accusers to testify, Allred said. In response to the mistrial, Allred said, "We can never underestimate the blinding power of celebrity".
Around 60 women have publicly accused the Emmy-winning actor in recent years of being a serial sexual predator, alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years across the United States.