The jury deliberated for more than 52 hours on charges that Cosby had allegedly drugged and molested former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in January 2004 at his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. He pleaded not guilty to all charges, and has repeatedly denied similar claims from numerous other women.
Consisting of seven men and five women, the jury began deliberation on Monday after hearing closing arguments. The deliberation took days, and the jury asked on multiple occasions to review excerpts from the deposition that Cosby gave in the civil case filed by Andrea Constand back in 2005. After 30 hours of deliberation, the jury announced on Thursday morning that they were deadlocked. Judge Steven O'Neill, who's been overseeing the case, instructed them to keep deliberating in an effort to prevent a hung jury.
Cosby's wife of nearly 50 years, Camille, was seated in the courtroom on Monday for the closing remarks, and watched as the 79-year-old comedian's lead lawyer, Brian J. McMonagle, insisted that the alleged incident between Cosby and Constand was consensual and that their relationship was romantic in nature. “They’ve been intimate,” he said. “Why are we trying to make it something it’s not?”