Cosby accuser thanks supporters

June 21, 2017
Bill Cosby
Andrea Constand
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PHILADELPHIA (AP):

The woman whose police complaint led to Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is thanking supporters in the wake of the jury deadlock.

"Thank you for the outpouring of love & kindness & support. I am eternally grateful for the messages I have received in recent days," Andrea Constand said in a tweet Tuesday.

 

Alternate juror

 

Constand, 44, of Toronto, accused the ageing comedian of drugging and molesting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004, when she worked at his alma mater, Temple University.

Meanwhile an alternate juror in the case said he "probably" would have voted to convict and was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict.

A mistrial was declared Saturday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Prosecutors plan to retry the 79-year-old star.

As an alternate, Mike McCloskey heard all the testimony but didn't participate in deliberations.

Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge they couldn't break their deadlock.

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