Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial Is Declared a Mistrial

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The jury in the Bill Cosby case work for 52 hours trying to reach a verdict, but it didn’t happen.

According to NBC Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended Saturday with a jury that was deadlocked on all counts, punctuating an epic scandal with a giant question mark.

After more than 50 hours of deliberation over six days, the jury of seven men and five women was unable to reach a verdict, and Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial.

“Do not in any way feel you have let the justice system down,” O’Neill told the jury.

Cosby, 79, was accused of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, 44, at his home in suburban Philadelphia in 2004. It was the only criminal case stemming from dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct — all of which Cosby denies.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said after the trial ended that he will retry the case. In the meantime, the judge ordered Cosby will remain out on bail.