Cosby team triumphant, but sex crime retrial, lawsuits loom

Accuser was less consistent with the accused’ Cosby attorney

Cosby's accuser Andrea Constant leaves the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.

In his opening segment on the show, Oliver noted that the Cosby case supplied viewers "with one of the single weirdest moments of the year", when, following the announcement of a hung jury, Cosby yelled his famous Fat Albert catch phrase, "Hey, hey, hey!" as he exited the courthouse. The prosecution could also seek to appeal Judge Steven O'Neill's ruling to exclude testimony from a dozen women who claim Cosby sexually assaulted them.

I think the verdict shows, once again, how hard it is to convict a celebrity of serious criminal charges, especially in a case that boils down to taking one non-famous person's word over the celebrity's account.

Be Civil - It's OK to have a difference in opinion but there's no need to be a jerk. And Cosby isn't the only powerful man to recently find his legacy ground into the dust over a similar dynamic.

"The key to retrying a case is to do it differently the second time, because the defense expects you to do it the same way", said Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani. His deposition testimony in her civil suit revealed the man who has a bestselling book about fatherhood had procured Quaaludes for the objective of having sex with women who were not his wife.

Constand knew Cosby through her job at Temple University in Philadelphia, and he invited her to his Cheltenham home. Prosecutors plans to retry the case against the 79-year-old comedian.

Constand herself sued Cosby in 2005 and settled for an undisclosed sum. "We're going to trial". "It was too much to handle".

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NY defense lawyer Harvey Fishbein noted Cosby's lawyers had shown fewer of their cards, resting without calling any witnesses.

When those allegations against Cosby were pulled back into the light almost 10 years later, the public had a much different reaction.

As someone who often offers very enlightened (and often impactful) commentary on important and complex issues, it would have been refreshing to see Oliver approach the Cosby mistrial in a more nuanced way. A sitcom deal with NBC vanished, and TV outlets pulled reruns of The Cosby Show.

Though many statements were made after the court's decision, one in particular elicited a wider public response. And social media gave a voice to people who might have been overlooked before. Both men saw allegations of sexual harassment and lawsuit settlements rise from the past and smash their current careers.

And even though Donald Trump was elected president after audio surfaced of him seeming to admit to sexually harassing women, it was perhaps the biggest speedbump in his campaign - the only scandal that looked like it might actually reduce his popularity with his base. Oliver then wrapped up segment by saying, "But let's not talk about Cosby tonight. let's talk about another bad bill - the American Health Care Act". "I wanted it to stop". "They can analyse everything in light of what they know now and probably put on a stronger case", Bloom said. Six more women eventually joined: Therese Serignese, Linda Traitz, Louisa Moritz, Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Angela Leslie.

"It became a great concern of mine that these people had deliberated longer than the case had taken to try".

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