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Bill Cosby's sexual assault case hit a major impasse on Saturday after a judge declared a mistrial.

Cosby's defence attorney Brian McMonagle, left, is seen outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Saturday.

Constand also testified that she was "jolted awake" and felt Cosby's hands groping her body.

The lawyers appealed for privacy for Constand and her family. But justice will come, ' Allred said to a gaggle of news cameras and reporters. She said that the star brought her three blue pills, telling her they would help her relax and they were safe.

Bill Cosby's lawyer has repeatedly demanded a mistrial as the talks wore on without a verdict, but the judge said there was no precedent to send the jury home. Count 1 alleges that Cosby didn't have consent when he penetrated Constand's genitals with his fingers.

The meaning of the phrase "without her knowledge" in one of the three counts against him.

Jurors had deliberated for 53 hours but were unable to break a deadlock and return a unanimous verdict.

Just shortly after Bill Cosby's high-profile sexual assault case ended in a mistrial, wife Camille Cosby released a fiery statement. By doing so, it "raised the question of whether some jurors are hoping to convince one or more others that any doubt they have expressed is unreasonable".

Constand did not appear at the news conference.

Cosby, who gave the deposition as part of Constand's lawsuit against him, said he got seven prescriptions for the powerful sedative in the 1970s for the objective of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

Angela Agrusa, a member of Cosby's legal team, said outside court: "This is what happens". Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the district attorney.

They also reviewed statements Cosby made about the incident under oath during Constand's civil lawsuit in 2005 and 2006.

Allred represents fellow Cosby accuser Kelly Johnson, who testified to a prior encounter with the married actor at the criminal trial. After six days of deliberation, the jury announced that it had reached a dead-block in the case against the famous comedian accused of sexually assaulting two women.

What is Cosby's worst-case scenario?

Drugging and sexually violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. "A mistrial is merely the justice system at work".

Almost a dozen times during their deliberations, they sent questions about the the evidence or the charges to the judge, struggling to come to a consensus. They will have 120 days to do so.

The case is the culmination of a tide of accusations against Cosby, who was once known as "America's dad".


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