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Cosby's lawyer, judge clash as jury pushes patience, clock

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/17/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press
Bill Cosby speaks with members of the media as he departs from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby speaks with members of the media as he departs from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Deliberations in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial are pushing into Father's Day weekend after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the first five days.

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

But lawyers for the man once known as America's Dad say they've had enough. They repeatedly asked a judge for a mistrial on Friday.

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Judge Steven O'Neill refused, saying there's no precedent to halt the jury's work.

Bill Cosby gestures as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby gestures as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle says jurors might think they have to deliberate until "the cows come home."

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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Deliberations resume Saturday. Jurors have been working for 52 hours since getting the case on Monday.

Bill Cosby speaks to the media as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby speaks to the media as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a Temple University employee in 2004 at his home near Philadelphia. He maintains it was consensual.

Cosby thanked fans and supporters as he left court Friday.

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