Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby: "Round 2 is coming"

He said Andrea Constand, the woman at the center of the case (she's accusing Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in his Philadelphia home in 2004), is also on board and willing to testify again. Despite the mistrial and the statements made by Cosby's spokesperson and wife, prosecutor Kevin Steele says they will retry the case.

That's the warning victim's rights attorney Gloria Allred issued to Bill Cosby shortly after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday in Cosby's sexual offense case after the jury repeatedly failed to reach a verdict.

The case involving Constand followed a long path to prosecution.

Much has been said and written about the sex scandal that has torpedoed Bill Cosby's legacy - so much so that it can be hard to recall how he reached the point of facing trial on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault.

Troiani acknowledged the difficulty of the case, given the passage of time and the impact of the alleged drugging on Constand's ability to recall details. She also criticized the judge, the accuser's lawyers and the media.

In a February 17, 2005, news release, former District Attorney Bruce Castor Jr. said no criminal charges were forthcoming but he would "reconsider" the decision "should the need arise", according to the affidavit.

Among many things, the Philadelphia native and Temple alumnus is known for his pioneering role as a starring African-American cast member on the popular 1960s television series "I Spy" and for his TV role as paternal Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" in the 1980s.

But experts say that if he had been convicted, it's likely Cosby's attorneys would have been able to successfully argue the charges be combined for sentencing purposes, since they cover the same encounter and conduct. She also called the prosecutor "heinously and exploitively ambitious". And Steele on Sunday denied a media report that Cosby had ever been offered a plea deal. The judge had previously sent the jury from outside Pittsburgh back to deliberate but they were unable to come to a consensus on any of the three counts. "How do I describe the judge?"

While Agrusa spoke outside the courtroom, Cosby stood silently behind her, surrounded by his supporters, his head tilted back, looking toward the sky.

Masten was among the Cosby accusers who responded to CNN requests for reaction to the mistrial. "I feel bad for all of you, I really do".

It was the only criminal case to arise from claims from more than 60 women that cast Cosby, who has been married more than 50 years, as a serial predator who gave drugs to women before violating them. He found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and starred in commercials for Jello-O pudding.

In July 2015, a judge unsealed Cosby's deposition in the 2006 civil lawsuit.

"This is a case we know has been important for sexual-assault victims everywhere", Steele said. Six more women eventually joined: Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie.

But Steele, the district attorney, said it was no accident that some of Constand's memories were faulty.

Cosby had been charged with three counts of sexual assault over allegations he drugged and molested Andrea Constand in 2004 at his home in Pennsylvania.

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