Bill Cosby Civil Trial
Jurors Must Restart Deliberations
Nearly Reached Verdict!!!
6/18/2022 1:03 PM PT
Bill Cosby was minutes away from hearing his fate in a civil trial that’s been ongoing for a couple weeks now — but he got a reprieve … apparently because of budget cuts.
During Friday’s court date in Santa Monica, Judge Craig Karlan — who’s presided over the case — told jurors they’d have to restart deliberations from scratch Monday — all ’cause of a weird way the day ended, including the foreperson being excused over a previous promise.
Long story short … the jury had deliberated for 2 days prior to Friday, when they handed in their verdict form — with answers to 8 of the 9 questions asked of them. The 1 they hadn’t decided unanimously … whether BC acted with malice, and deserved punitive damages.
They might’ve been able to head back in to decide that the very same day … if it wasn’t for Sheriff’s deputies demanding the court clear the room at 4:30 PM, due to a required closure time. Word is … there’s no approved budget for overtime, so they gave everyone the boot.
Judy Huth alleges that Bill Cosby molested her when she was only 15 in the Playboy Mansion. http://t.co/Vp1hFrxsbT pic.twitter.com/1tQKhZv6mX
— BET (@BET) October 13, 2015
The other issue … the lead juror had been given the green light much earlier to skedaddle on Friday — which is when they expected this would all be wrapped up. This juror, it seems, had a prior commitment … and can’t stick around any longer, including to come back and hash this out on Monday. As such, an alternate must fill in — and the jury has to start over.
BTW, this case is all about a woman named Judy Huth … who’s alleged Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16. He’s denied her claims.
Mishael Morgan becomes first Black artist to win Best Actress Daytime Emmy
Mishael Morgan won the Best Lead Actress Daytime Emmy Award on Friday. Photo courtesy of CBS
June 25 (UPI) — The Young & the Restless star Mishael Morgan became the first Black artist to win a Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Lead Actress category in Pasadena Friday night.
“I was born on a tiny island in the Caribbean, and I’m now standing on an international stage and I am being honored regardless of the color of my skin, regardless of my passport, for being the best at what I do,” Morgan said as she accepted her statuette.
“Now there are little girls around the world and no matter what the industry, the vocation … they can strive to be the best.”
The actress also thanked viewers for their support since she joined the soap opera in 2013.
“I am so immensely proud of our generation,” she said. “We are breaking glass ceilings left right and center and I am so honored to be a vessel and to experience this moment. Everybody out there today, we can do this thing called equality and unity together.”
BTS’ ‘Proof’ tops U.S. album chart
BTS’ “Proof” is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. File Photo by Oliver Contreras/UPI | License Photo
June 25 (UPI) — K-pop group BTS’ Proof is the No. 1 album in the United States this week.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Saturday is Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, followed by Harry Styles’ Harry’s House at No. 3, Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Toothache at No. 4 and Future’s I Never Liked You at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album at No. 6, Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers at No. 7, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour at No. 8, SZA’s Ctrl at No. 9 and Carrie Underwood’s Denim & Rhinestones at No. 10.
Shooting at Oslo, Norway, gay bar leaves 2 dead
Police investigate the scene after several shots were fired outside the London Pub in the center of Oslo, Norway, on Saturday. Photo by Javad Parsa/EPA-EFE
June 25 (UPI) — Oslo, Norway, canceled its gay pride parade and raised its terror threat to the highest level Saturday after a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub left two people dead and 21 injured, authorities said.
The shooting took place at 1:14 a.m. Saturday at the London Pub, a second bar and a fast-food restaurant. Police arrested a suspected gunman who they believe acted alone.
Of those injured, 10 were in serious condition.
Police haven’t identified the suspected shooter, but described him as being a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent, according to Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. CNN reported he was “known to police” and had minor previous convictions.
Authorities said they seized two weapons from him upon the arrest.
Roger Berg, the head of Norway’s domestic intelligence and security service, said the shooting was being investigated as an act of “extreme Islamist terror,” according to The Washington Post.
The suspect was being held on charges of murder, attempted murder and terrorism, police official Christian Hatlo said.
The attack happened hours before the city’s planned gay pride parade. Organizers said pride events scheduled for Saturday have been canceled upon police advice.
Despite the cancellation, thousands of people joined an impromptu parade outside the nightclubs where the shooting took place. Many waved gay pride flags, while others shouted slogans of support for gay rights.
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