A SMILE broke out over Bill Cosby's face when jurors told a judge they were deadlocked in the disgraced funnyman's sex assault trial overnight.
The jury of seven men and five women passed a note to Montgomery County Judge Steve O'Neill at 11.06am Thursday (1.06am Friday AEST) saying they were unable to reach a verdict after about 32 hours of deliberations over the past four days, The New York Post reports.
"We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the counts," the note said - as Cosby smirked in the courtroom.
Meanwhile, accuser Andrea Constand's shoulders appeared to wilt when the note was read.
Judge O'Neill sent the jurors back to continue deliberating.
"Each of you has a duty to consult with each other to reach a conclusion, if it can be done without violence," Judge O'Neill joked. "If, after redeliberation, you are still deadlocked, you should report that to me."
The jurors are considering three counts of aggravated indecent assault against the disgraced entertainer for allegedly drugging and molesting former Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. They have been deliberating since Monday.
The 79-year-old comedian faces up to 30 years - or 10 years on each count - if convicted.
Outside the courtroom, Jewel Allison, an aspiring actress and model and among roughly 60 women who've accused Cosby of drugging and raping them, sobbed at the news.
Another accuser, Lili Bernard, looked pained as she sat next to Ms Allison in the hallway.
This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.