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Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/18/2017 By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press
Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's publicity team is going on the attack after a jury deadlocked on charges he drugged and molested a woman in a case that followed dozens of similar accusations.

Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

But the same judge Cosby's wife Camille called "arrogant" in a scathing statement after the mistrial was declared Saturday near Philadelphia is likely to preside over his retrial.

Judge Steven O'Neill leaves the courtroom following his decision in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Judge Steven O'Neill leaves the courtroom following his decision in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

District Attorney Kevin Steele immediately announced plans to try the case a second time when the jury ended 52 hours of deliberations in a stalemate.

District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Steele says his office stands "in awe" of accuser Andrea Constand and believes she deserves a verdict.

District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press District Attorney Kevin Steele holds a news conference after a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Cosby has suggested he hopes to resume his career and his role as a public moralist.

Cosby's accuser Andrea Constant leaves the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) © The Associated Press Cosby's accuser Andrea Constant leaves the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (Ed Hille/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

He remains free on $1 million bail, still charged with three counts of felony sexual assault.

Lawyer Dolores Troiani, who represented accuser Andrea Constand, walks outside the Montgomery County Courthouse after Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lawyer Dolores Troiani, who represented accuser Andrea Constand, walks outside the Montgomery County Courthouse after Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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