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Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

20 Juin 2017

Kevin R. Steele, the district attorney for Montgomery County in Pennsylvania, has said he will seek a new trial against Bill Cosby.

"It's obviously more hard for the defense to find some new surprises", McAndrews, the former prosecutor, said. Either side could file motions that might delay the trial.

McCloskey was one of six alternate jurors.

"The prosecution of Bill Cosby for the aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand was widely viewed as a "tough case"-and no doubt the retrial will be tough as well-but as District Attorney Kevin Steele rightly observed in his comments following the mistrial, prosecutors 'should take on the tough cases".

One of the most popular television series in history, it propelled Cosby - a man raised by a maid and a US Navy cook - into a life of fame and wealth.

The criminal case against Cosby partly stems from the accuser's related lawsuit. Yanez and Cosby are unrelated in the eyes of the law, and yet they are contemporaneously linked in public perception of the USA criminal justice system's surreal uselessness.

"There may not be enough evidence for a criminal conviction, but that does not rule out a civil verdict".

I, for one, certainly very much appreciate Oliver's thoughtful commentary and analysis of many issues on Last Week Tonight.

After a mistrial was declared, McCloskey said he was eager to finally be able to talk about it among the other jurors.

But Constand's allegations were the only criminal case brought against him as most of the alleged abuse happened too long ago to prosecute.

The entertainer is also battling sexual battery or defamation cases still pending by 10 women in California and MA. She alleges that Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe in 1982. Cosby is appealing a ruling allowing Dickinson's case to proceed.

"Our case goes on independently", Dickinson's attorney, Lisa Bloom, told Variety on Saturday.

Lawyer Gloria Allred, a representative of some of Cosby's accusers, added that "round two may be just around the corner, and this time, justice may prevail". Huth alleges that Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, when she was 15. At the time, Constand worked at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University. He said prosecutors would reevaluate the evidence and witnesses.

Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this awful thing".

Equally, though, the defence has now seen Constand's testimony and can adjust its approach on cross-examination.

Constand lost consciousness after Cosby helped her to the couch and provided a pillow for support, she said. "Then the defence attorneys can plan out a more effective cross-examination".

Cosby's team declared victory, however temporary. Oliver then wrapped up segment by saying, "But let's not talk about Cosby tonight. let's talk about another awful bill - the American Health Care Act". It's not an acquittal. A trial date may be set later this month for the sexual battery case.

Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict