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Cosby lawyers fighting civil suits by 10 women

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/18/2017
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, Chloe Goins, a model who claims entertainer Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, appears before reporters outside Los Angeles police headquarters after meeting police investigators in Los Angeles. As Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. A judge recently denied Cosby's motion to dismiss the Goins case and a trial has been scheduled for June 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, Chloe Goins, a model who claims entertainer Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, appears before reporters outside Los Angeles police headquarters after meeting police investigators in Los Angeles. As Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. A judge recently denied Cosby's motion to dismiss the Goins case and a trial has been scheduled for June 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, but the comedian's civil lawyers are still fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country.

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, Judy Huth appears at a press conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station in Los Angeles about her lawsuit against Bill Cosby alleging he abused her at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15-years-old. As Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting civil lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. A trial date may be set later in June 2017 for Huth's sexual battery case. (AP Photo/Anthony McCartney, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, Judy Huth appears at a press conference outside the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station in Los Angeles about her lawsuit against Bill Cosby alleging he abused her at the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15-years-old. As Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting civil lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. A trial date may be set later in June 2017 for Huth's sexual battery case. (AP Photo/Anthony McCartney, File)

Seven women currently have defamation suits pending against him in Massachusetts. Three more have defamation or sexual battery suits pending in California. Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.

FILE - In this March 29, 2016 file photo, model Janice Dickinson leaves Los Angeles Superior Court after a judge ruled her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby will move forward. As Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. Dickinson claims Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 1982. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 29, 2016 file photo, model Janice Dickinson leaves Los Angeles Superior Court after a judge ruled her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby will move forward. As Cosby awaits a verdict in his sexual assault case in Pennsylvania, the comedian's civil lawyers are fighting lawsuits against him by 10 women around the country. Dickinson claims Cosby drugged and raped her in Lake Tahoe, Calif., in 1982. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

The criminal case against Cosby partly stems from the accuser's related civil lawsuit a decade ago. Prosecutors reopened a criminal probe and filed charges in 2015 after Cosby's deposition in the woman's 2005 lawsuit was unsealed, and they realized the 12-year statute of limitations for felony sexual assault had not yet expired.

Gianna Constand, left and her daughter Andrea Constand walk from the courtroom during jury deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool) © The Associated Press Gianna Constand, left and her daughter Andrea Constand walk from the courtroom during jury deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

A jury deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days before declaring itself hopelessly deadlocked. A judge declared a mistrial Saturday.

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