Cosby's team declared victory, however temporary. During the course of the evening, Cosby allegedly provided Constand with wine, water and three blue pills, which she ingested at Cosby's urging. The 2004 encounter at Cosby's suburban Philadelphia estate was the only one to result in criminal charges.
Cindra Ladd, one of the 13 who could not take the stand, issued a statement thanking Constand for "her leadership and courage".
Defense attorney, Angela Agrusa, portrayed Constand as a woman who changed her story to many times and should not be believed.
Last year, California scrapped its statute of limitations on sex crimes altogether, and Nevada and Colorado extended theirs to 20 years. Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault.
Cosby's team immediately went on the attack.
It was the statement Cosby made in a deposition to Constand's lawyers in his lawsuit in 2005 that led Pennsylvania prosecutors to charge him in the Constand case. "Justice will come", said well-known civil rights and celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who attended the trial each day and often stepped to a podium outside the courthouse to address the media. How do I describe the judge? Heinously and exploitatively ambitious.More news: No questioning Durant's decision now as Warriors near title
BuzzFeed reporter Claudia Rosenbaum said Constand appeared "in good spirits" following the mistrial announcement and could be seen comforting and rubbing the backs of her supporters and Cosby's other alleged victims in a series of tweets published Saturday. "It has been restored".
Outside the courtroom, standing at the top of the main steps, Cosby's publicist read a statement from Camille Cosby - Bill Cosby's wife - criticizing the judge, prosecution and attorneys of Cosby's other accusers for their conduct through the trial.
"I just want to wish all of the fathers a happy Father's Day", Cosby said.
Cosby forged a special connection with children, dispensing laughs and wisdom from a cartoon junkyard in 1970s Saturday morning staple "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids", and even in commercials for Jell-O.
Under questioning from her lawyer, Cosby acknowledged that he had obtained several prescriptions for quaaludes in the 1970s for the objective of offering the powerful sedative to women he wanted to have sex with.
Prosecutors argued Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted Constand. "The jurors, they used their power to speak".More news: Mattis vows not to 'repeat mistakes of the past' in Afghanistan
If they can't break the deadlock, O'Neill could declare a hung jury and a mistrial.
"I don't know what to think after being the subject [himself] of opportunistic lawyers, you know, exploitation". A new trial date has not yet been set. They must come to a unanimous decision to convict or acquit.
Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are praising the accuser and say she's "entitled to a verdict in this case".
For them, the public fight in court against the powerful entertainer represented a new era in the battle against sexual assault. "'Probably' does not win criminal trials".
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. Constand has done so. A retrial must take place within a year, but O'Neill said he wanted it to happen within 120 days.More news: Israel approves largest West Bank settlements in 25 years