After more than 50 hours of deliberating, the jury in the Bill Cosby trial could not come to a unanimous decision. As a result of the deadlock, the Judge was forced to declare a mistrial.
What does a mistrial mean? Prosecutors will be able to retry the case at a later date. The comedian’s wife, Camille, released a lengthy statement on his official Twitter page.
Her statement in part reads, “How do I describe the District Attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious. How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical. How do I describe many, but not all, general media? Blatantly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truths for the primary purpose of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of a human life.”
Read the entire statement from Mrs. Cosby below:
Statement From Mrs. Camille Cosby pic.twitter.com/nfBF92BpN1
— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 17, 2017
Thank you to all of my fans and supporters — here in Norristown and worldwide. pic.twitter.com/SlosGdEhyq
— Bill Cosby (@BillCosby) June 16, 2017