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After six days of deliberation, Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case has ended in a mistrial.

The jury, composed of seven men and five women, were unable to come to a unanimous verdict on the three grounds of aggravated assault against the comedian.

As a result, Cosby leaves the case a free man.

The Montgomery County district attorney could retry the case, but according to a spokeswoman from the D.A.’s office, that is unlikely to happen any time soon.

The 79-year-old actor’s trial took place 18 months after initial charges were filed. The prosecution managed to call 12 witnesses over five days last week, with accuser Andrea Constand appearing on the stand for eight hours over the course of two days.

Cosby’s sexual assault allegations date back as far as the mid 1960s and more than 50 women have come forward accusing him of some form of assault, drugging or both.

 


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