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Spokesman for Bill Cosby says town halls are planned

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 23, 2017 2:04 AM
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Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Thursday, June 8, 2017.

(Pittsburgh) -- A spokesman for Bill Cosby says a series of town halls is planned to help educate young people about the problems their misbehavior could create.

Spokesman Andrew Wyatt tells a Birmingham, Alabama, television station Cosby is eager to get back to work following a mistrial over the weekend in his Montgomery County sexual assault trial.

Wyatt says the issue "is bigger than Bill Cosby" and can affect any young person, especially young athletes. He says young people need to know what they may face when "they're hanging out and partying" and doing "certain things" they shouldn't.

Cosby was accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004. He says the encounter was consensual.

A juror tells ABC News the jury couldn't reach a consensus after voting 10-2 to convict on two counts against Cosby.

A juror in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial says the panel was almost evenly split in its deliberations.

Another juror told The Associated Press a similar number of jurors wanted to convict the 79-year-old entertainer as acquit him.

He's the second juror to speak out after the jury deadlocked in the Pennsylvania case. A mistrial was declared Saturday after 52 hours of deliberations.

The juror spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the sensitive deliberations.

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