A US judge declared a mistrial in the Cosby rape case. Sixty women have accused him of drugging & raping them but only two were eligible under US law for criminal prosecution because of statute of limitations.

The women’s movement of the 1960s & 70s initiated important work around the treatment of rape victims but it remains uncompleted particularly around the treatment of victims by the courts.

The evidence against Cosby was sufficient to find a plumber or fast food worker guilty. But not a celebrity.