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A Cosby Mistrial Declared

Jury Says It’s Deadlocked

NORRISTOWN, Pa.—A mistrial has been declared in the criminal trial of Bill Cosby, an entertainer so beloved he was dubbed America’s Dad, so powerful his value was estimated at $400 million, and who in recent years has watched his entire empire crumble as dozens of women came forward saying he drugged, then raped them. It was in the case of one of those women that Montgomery County prosecutors brought charges of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He faced up to 30 years in prison on the charges. The decision came after more than 50 hours of deliberations by jurors, who started their process late Monday afternoon. Despite so many women speaking out with similar stories, only one allegation has resulted in criminal charges—the case of Andrea Constand, a basketball player who, at the time, also worked for the women’s basketball team at Temple, where Mr. Cosby was a prominent trustee. Miss Constand said he was a...

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