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Bill Cosby Mistrial Caused by Two Holdout Jurors

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Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

By    |   Thursday, 22 Jun 2017 10:43 AM

Bill Cosby’s mistrial was caused by two holdout jurors who were "not moving, no matter what" on two of the three counts that the famous comedian was on trial for in his sexual assault case, a juror told ABC News.

Following more than 52 hours of deliberations over a six-day period, Cosby’s trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, Fox News reported. However, "America’s dad" didn’t appear to show much emotion after the judge made the announcement.

The jury wasn’t able to unanimously agree on charges that Cosby allegedly "drugged and molested" Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia residence in 2004 – the only alleged incident Cosby was on trial for, despite the dozens of accusations that have been pinned against him since 2014.

A juror told ABC News that while 10 of the jurors agreed that Cosby was guilty on at least two of the three counts, two jurors wouldn’t budge, leaving the guilty vote at 10-2 on counts one and three. Count one claimed that Cosby "digitally penetrated" Constand without her consent while count three stated that the comedian gave the woman drugs prior to the alleged incident without her knowing.

The only charge that a majority of jurors agreed on was count two, which claimed Constand was unconscious or unaware of what was happening during the alleged encounter – a count that 11 of the jurors found Cosby not guilty of, according to ABC News.

Although "The Cosby Show" star experienced a small victory over the weekend, he is still facing a possible second trial, which the District Attorney said they plan to retry at a later date.

"We will reevaluate and review our case and will retry it and move as soon as possible," Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said, according to Fox News.

Meanwhile, Cosby is out on $1 million bail.

Despite the mistrial, Constand said, via her lawyers, that the trial gave "a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced."

"In my head, I was trying to get my hands to move or my legs to move, but I was frozen," Constand said in the courtroom. "I wasn’t able to fight in any way. I wanted it to stop."

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Bill Cosby's mistrial was caused by two holdout jurors who were "not moving, no matter what" on two of the three counts that the comedian was on trial for in his sexual assault case, a juror told ABC News.
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