Prosecutor in the Bill Cosby case, District Attorney Kevin Steele, says ''our plan is to move this case forward as soon as possible'' after a mistrial was declared. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday (June 17) declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors vowed to retry the case and the disgraced entertainer still faces a slew of civil lawsuits. The jurors, who spent 53 hours debating whether Cosby was guilty or innocent, told Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill they could not reach unanimous verdicts on whether Cosby was guilty of three counts of aggressive indecent assault against college administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. Saturday's result was a victory for the comedian, who avoided up to a decade in prison, but the district attorney said his office would seek a verdict in a second trial. "Just because a verdict is not reached in one case doesn't mean it won't be the next time around," District Attorney Kevin Steele said at a news conference. About 60 women have accused Cosby of sexually assaulting them, effectively ending the long career of the entertainer once known as "America's dad" for his role in the 1980s television hit "The Cosby Show." The case was the only one to result in a criminal trial, largely because the other accusations are now too old to prosecute.