Jurors began deliberating late on Monday (June 12), as Vulture reports.
Cosby's wife of almost 50 years, Camille, was seated in the courtroom on Monday for the closing remarks, and watched as the 79-year-old comedian's lead lawyer, Brian J. McMonagle, insisted that the alleged incident between Cosby and Constand was consensual and that their relationship was romantic in nature. Cosby and Constand met while Constand was employed at Temple University as a member of the women's basketball program.
Cosby maintained in a 2005 deposition that he gave Constand the antihistamine Benadryl to relieve stress and had consensual relations.
Olivia Wilde retweeted justice writer Shaun King, who said, "How will our justice system sensibly hold ANY men accountable for sexual assault when the President of the United States gets away with it?"
Dozens of women have come forward to say Cosby had drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges.
"Just because a verdict is not reached in one case doesn't mean it won't be the next time around", District Attorney Kevin Steele said at a news conference.
As for Cosby, she had another message for him.
But that wasn't what made the biggest news in the aftermath of the mistrial - the story centered on Bill Cosby's wife Camille. The signed statement was read by Ebonee Benson, Camille Cosby's publicist.
Steele said he's disappointed the jury was unable to agree on the charges, but vowed to put Cosby on trial again.
Linda Kirkpatrick, one of the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault, told CNN shortly after the mistrial the entire ordeal had forced those accusing the star to relive a disgusting time in their lives.
If found guilty, Cosby could go to prison for the rest of his life.
Constand accuses the 79-year-old entertainer of drugging and molesting her at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. Cosby admitted to using Quaaludes with women in the 1970's that he wanted to have sex with.
Cosby sat at the defense table, appearing still and solemn. Prosecutors in Los Angels examined two of the allegations but declined to pursue charges, citing in one case the statute of limitations and in another case a lack of evidence.
The mistrial leaves in limbo a large slice of American popular culture from Cosby's six-decade career as a comedian and actor.