Prosecutor Announces Cosby Will Be Retried in Sex Assault Case

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Updated Sunday, June 18, 2017, 10:15 a.m. EDT: Bill Cosby will be retried on sexual assault charges, the Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney’s Office announced Saturday after a mistrial was declared earlier that day.


In a press conference after the announcement, prosecutor Kevin Steele said that Andrea Constand is entitled to a verdict in the case.

Officials have four months to retry the case. Cosby will remain free on bail during that time.


At least one chapter of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial is over.

After six days of deliberation, the case has ended in a mistrial and Cosby will walk away a free man.

ABC News reports that the seven men and five women selected to serve on the jury were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault brought by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

On Thursday, Judge Steven O’Neill insisted that the jurors keep trying and denied a motion for a mistrial. However, it looks as if those deciding Cosby’s fate were hopelessly deadlocked.


Cosby is not out of the woods yet, since the district attorney from Montgomery County, Pa., could choose to retry the case.

Stay tuned on this one.

Read more at ABC News.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.


hocuspocusoctopus says wash your damn hands

Honestly, after all the news that this jury has made, in just glad(?) that they didn’t come back with a not guilty verdict. They can try him again if the witness wants to go through this again and it denies Cosby’s PR machine the whole “he’s not guilty” rhetoric they would have filled the airwaves with.