Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended in a mistrial Saturday, when jurors reported that they could not reach a verdict in the only set of criminal charges to emerge from dozens of allegations that have been made against the entertainer in recent years.
Cosby's lawyers thanked the jury, and the entertainer left the Montgomery County Courthouse without commenting. His publicist, however, portrayed the outcome as a win for Cosby, and his wife issued a defiant statement bashing the prosecution, the judge and the media.
Publicist Andrew Wyatt said the mistrial left Cosby's power "restored." A statement from Camille Cosby, the entertainer's wife, who was largely absent from the proceedings, called Montgomery County prosecutors "heinously and exploitatively ambitious" and Judge Steven T. O'Neill "overtly arrogant and collaborating with the district attorney."
Here is Camille Cosby's full statement:
Asked about Camille Cosby's allegations, District Attorney Kevin Steele declined to comment and said he would retry the case quickly.