Throughout his trial, Bill Cosby was assured that he would get a hung jury.
After all, a charge indispensable to remonstrate all 12 jurors, though his side usually needs to lean a singular holdout, Cosby would wryly note.
“All we need is one,” a comedian reminded those around him during breaks in a record — dual weeks of testimony and deliberations in one of a many high-profile sex-assault cases in years. And as deliberations dragged on, stretching eventually into their 50th hour, those contingency became a mantra.
“I usually need one, man,” he’d say.
At a start of any break, justice deputies and Cosby’s invulnerability group would chaperon a 79-year-old comic divided from a courtroom and a logging press, by a halls of Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in Norristown, Pa.
The deputies would take him to a small, third-floor discussion room.
Then, as dual deputies stood ensure outside, Cosby would spend a mangle presaging if not an undisguised acquittal, during slightest a mistrial.
“Steele wants me badly; he ran on removing me,” Cosby pronounced during one indicate of a prosecutor, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.
“But he doesn’t have a case.”
That’s why, Cosby claims he incited down a DA’s offer of a no-jail understanding that would have meant he wear a monitoring bracelet and register as a sex offender.
The charge denies a offer was ever on a table.
“They offering me a deal,” Cosby pronounced during one break. “They wish me to wear this bracelet around my ankle,” he said. “They wish me to contend I’m a sex offender.”
The comedian refused a offer since he claimed that he’s trusting and referenced Nelson Mandela.
“But many important, me and [wife] Camille went to South Africa to revisit Nelson Mandela,” Cosby said, referring to a anti-apartheid insubordinate who spent 27 years in prison, became South Africa’s boss and upheld divided in 2013.
“Mandela was free, though we met him during Robben Island where he was hold restrained all of those years,” Cosby said.
“I sat in that dungeon where he lived all those years. we saw those conditions. we listened what he ate and what he had to understanding with.
“So, if they send me to that place, afterwards that’s what they will do and we will have to go there.”
Cosby would also speak of behaving again
“I can’t wait to get behind out there, since we have a lot to say. There’s still so most to be said,” he’d say, “It’s in a bones. In a blood.”