The result was a victory for Cosby, 79, who had faced years in prison for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting college administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.
In a statement read aloud by one of Cosby's aides, his wife, Camille, who attended only a couple of hours of the trial, took aim at the prosecutors and the judge. The judge then declared a mistrial.
"It's way to early to celebrate Mr. Cosby because round two is coming and justice may be right around the corner". "It has been restored", said Andrew Wyatt, his spokesman.
"We have made the determination of moving forward, and it lies in the fact she deserves a verdict in this this case ... and we will push forward to try and get justice done", Prosecutor Kevin Steele said during a press conference shortly after the legal announcement was made. "As a very special friend once stated, 'Truth can be subdued, but not destroyed.'" Camille Cosby also thanked her husband's lawyers, other staff members, family and friends for their support. "Overtly arrogant and collaborating with the district attorney".
Cosby had previously admitted to having an affair, McMonagle said, but that was not what he had been on trial for. "She's entitled to a verdict in this case".
The prosecution said they were pursuing a fresh trial.
Constand testified she had been given three pills and became "frozen" and "semi-unconscious" and described being sexually touched by Cosby in his Philadelphia mansion. The judge had instructed the jury to keep deliberating after it reported Thursday it was deadlocked on the charges against the comedian.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Bill Cosby's publicity team is going on the attack after a jury deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in a case that followed dozens of similar accusations. It wasn't immediately known how many jurors wanted to convict and how many wanted to acquit.
Victoria Valentino, a former Playboy model who has accused Cosby of drugging and raping her decades ago, had a message for him.
Cosby's defense lawyers, however, argued that Constand's account could not be trusted after they pointed to numerous discrepancies in her statements to police in 2005, when she first reported the encounter, which occurred almost a year earlier.
"We're talking about all the man's tomorrows", said McMonagle, urging acquittal of an icon in the twilight of life. He also found success with his "Fat Albert" animated TV show and starred in commercials for Jell-O pudding.
However, prosecutors said they would retry Cosby and he still faces a slew of civil lawsuits. His lawyers had argued the sex was consensual.
He said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the allergy medicine Benadryl before the "petting" began.
Jurors also asked for, and received, a definition of reasonable doubt, the threshold that prosecutors must cross to win a conviction, and reviewed testimony from Constand and her mother about phone conversations they had with Cosby after the encounter. Prosecutors rejected filing a case against Cosby based on Goins' allegations, which they said investigators could not corroborate.
"This isn't talking to a trustee".
But the entertainer had kept positive, McMonagle said. He confirmed that the alleged victim, Andrea Constand, would testify again at the new trial.
"My opinion continues to be that Ms. Constand was probably the victim of a sexual assault", said Castor, whom Constand is suing for defamation.
"There are some things in this case that should be fuzzy. Why?"
"I was frozen", she told the jury last week. "She spent a lot more time trying to forget what happened than trying to remember that night".
Cosby has suggested he hopes to resume his career and his role as a public moralist.