A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday after a jury was deadlocked on sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby, the comic legend whose legacy as a promoter of wholesome values has been tarnished by a years-long sex and drugging scandal.
As the mistrial was declared, Cosby had a flat, blank look on his face. Across the well of the courtroom, jurors stood one-by-one in the jury box and said, "Yes," as the judge asked each whether they agreed that the jury is "hopelessly deadlocked."
After the questioning was done, Cosby sat back in his chair, holding a slender cane that has been with him inside the courtroom each day to his chest.
Prosecutor Kevin Steele announced in court that he will retry Cosby.
A small entourage of Cosby aides broke into wide smiles and clapped each other on the back as the mistrial was declared.
Amid the celebration, the aging comic sat by himself at his regular spot at the defense table.
No one from his family was there to share the moment, and the members of his defense team and support staff had turned their attention elsewhere.