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Camille Cosby blasts judge, district attorney

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 6/17/2017 Jessica Schladebeck
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Camille Cosby blasted the district attorney and judge in her husband's sexual assault case after a mistrial was declared Saturday morning.

“How do I describe the district attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious,” she said in a written statement. “How do I descride the judge? Overtly arrogant in collaborating with the district attorney.”

Camille continued on to describe Cosby’s accuser’s as “totally unethical” and the media “as blatanly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truth for the primary purpose of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of human life.”

After 52 hours of deliberation, jurors told Judge Steven O’Neill they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on charges that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia mansion back in 2004.

Bill Cosby (C) exits the courthouse after a mistrial on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 17, 2017. - EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images © Provided by New York Daily News Bill Cosby (C) exits the courthouse after a mistrial on the sixth day of jury deliberations of his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 17, 2017. - EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

O’Neill praised the jury for their efforts, assuring them their struggle to reach consensus “is merely the justice system at work.”

Cosby’s wife similarly praised the panel, made up of five women and seven men, for the six days they spent reviewing a series of conflicting accounts and testimonies.

“Historically, people have challenged injustices,” Camille said. “I am grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence; which is the rightful way to make a sound decision... ultimately that is a manifestation of justice, based on facts, not lies.”

While Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by dozens on women, only Constand’s allegations resulted in a criminal trial.

The 79-year-old actor in 2015 was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, though in recent years he has admitted to cheating on his wife and obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women he was interested in seducing.

The Montgomery District Attorney Office, minutes after the judge declared a mistrial, announced its intentions to retry the case.

If Cosby is found guilty he faces 10 years in prison for each assault charge.

District Attorney Kevin Steele said he hoped to revisit the Cosby case within four months.

Camille Cosby described the districat attorney trying her husband's sexual assault case as "exploitively ambitious." - Matt Rourke/AP © Provided by New York Daily News Camille Cosby described the districat attorney trying her husband's sexual assault case as "exploitively ambitious." - Matt Rourke/AP
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