Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness

Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness

At this point, it is unknown whether or not Judge O'Neill will protect the jurors' identities or not.

Constand's 12-year-old police complaint against Cosby went to trial this month and ended Saturday with a hung jury.

The county courts and the district attorney's office have not yet calculated how much the Cosby prosecution cost taxpayers. They had already declared themselves deadlocked Thursday morning, at which time Judge O'Niell told them to return to deliberations and try again.

"It can never be clearer that if you speak up, you could be chilling the justice system in the future if jurors are needed in this case."

Mike McCloskey sat down with Channel 11 Monday to discuss the high-profile case where he served as an alternate juror.

Bill Cosby is facing charges of sexual assault.

"It was the craziest, eeriest bus ride I've ever taken."

Cosby remains free on $1 million bail in the criminal case. Constand worked at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University.

The jurors for the first trial were already hard to find and chosen from a pool in Pittsburgh rather than Philadelphia where the alleged sexual assault took place and the trial was held.

County officials initially had estimated the trial would cost between $100,000 to $200,000, but officials now say the bill will exceed that amount. According to the prosecution, if the jurors names are made public, they will be subjected to a "publicity onslaught" and picking a second jury will become well nigh impossible.

Cosby, the actor and comedian once known as "America's Dad", was charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault stemming from Andrea Constand's allegations that he drugged and violated her at his suburban Philadelphia home. The media are asking the judge to release them, stating that the public has a right to know the trial followed an impartial process.

In it, Cosby referred to Gianna as "mum" as he recalled in graphic detail that he gave her daughter, then 31, an orgasm.

Other county agencies, including courthouse security and building maintenance, also have yet to tabulate their costs associated with the Cosby trial.

Prosecutors, who intend to retry Cosby, filed a motion on Monday urging O'Neill to refrain from identifying the jurors, arguing that widespread coverage of their deliberations could influence jurors for the retrial.