>> Jurors in Pennsylvania, deadlocked on a verdict for Bill Cosby, Thursday, in the closely watched sexual assault trial. The five women and seven men, deliberating since Monday evening on the fate of the 79 year old comedian accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, a former employee at his alma mater Temple University.
The judge telling jurors, Thursday morning, to continue deliberating. Cosby facing up to 30 years in prison on 3 felony assault charges. The trial, unfolding in a Philadelphia suburb over more than a week, with lawyers on both sides painting starkly different versions of the 2004 incident in Cosby's home.
Last week, prosecutors called Constand, the chief accuser, who testified that she felt frozen, after Cosby gave her three unidentified pills that left her unable to consent to his sexual advances. The Montgomery County District Attorney, also using Cosby's own sworn statements from a related 2005 civil suit in which the entertainer admitted to giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby, denying any wrongdoing as his defense team tried poking holes in Constand's account, highlighting inconsistencies in her report of the incident. The defense team suggesting the event was consensual and Constand was after Cosby's money in concocting her story. Cosby remains the subject multiple civil lawsuits by other women who have come forward with similar accusations against the entertainer, dating back to the 1960s.