Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

Prosecutors indicated that they will re-try. Deliberations began on Monday, and the jury announced Thursday that they were deadlocked; the judge initially denied the defense's request for a mistrial.

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The jury in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial got back to work Saturday as deliberations on the fate of the man once known as America's Dad pushed into Father's Day weekend.

The legendary comedian was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault on a woman (Andrea Constand) at his home outside Philadelphia in early 2004.

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Speaking outside court yesterday, Mr Cosby said: "I want to thank the jury for their long days".

District Attorney Kevin Steele told reporters his office plans to retry the case.

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. But the jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Day 4 they were at impasse.

Cosby's spokesman said the impasse showed that jurors doubted Constand's story. Cosby team gave brief statements to the press, and all of them seemed to be satisfied with the result of the trial.

He would not comment on why the jury was unable to come to a conclusion after more than 50 hours of deliberation, but he did say that it was in the community's best interest to retry the case.

Gianna Constand told the jury that Cosby and her daughter had been close, and that he betrayed her. One particular phrase the jury asked to clarify was the context under which Cosby described the three pills he gave Constand as "little friends".

The prosecution spent five days, painstakingly trying to build its case, calling Constand to the stand, her mother and another woman who alleged that Cosby also drugged and assaulted her in Bel Air in 1996. "I see you. I love you".

More than 60 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault since the allegation re-entered the spotlight in 2014, thanks to a viral stand-up bit by comedian Hannibal Buress.

Cosby's attorney Brian McMonagle immediately moved for a mistrial, which was granted by the judge.

The defense instead focused on pointing out discrepancies in Constand's statements, and they rested their case on Monday after six minutes of testimony.

Cosby has said any sexual activity was consensual. Promising numerous civil cases against Cosby, including hers, to continue on, she added, "To sexual assault survivors today after #BillCosby mistrial: win or lose, the fight is what matters".

Before going on trial, Cosby expressed hope he could eventually resume his career.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.