Juror Claims There Were 2 Holdouts That Caused Bill Cosby Mistrial
After days and hours of deliberation, an anonymous juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial says it came down to two people.
The juror toldABC Newsthat 10 of the 12 jurors found Cosby to be guilty on two of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from an incident that occurred at his home in Pennsylvania in 2004, where he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand. Cosby has pleaded not guilty to all charges, and has repeatedly denied similar claims from numerous other women.
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According to the juror, ten of them thought Cosby was guilty of digitally penetrating Constand without her consent and giving her drugs that would impair and prevent her from resisting. On the count that she was unconscious or unaware during the incident, the juror said only one person found the comedian guilty, while the other 11 voted to acquit.
However, the juror said they initially voted in a non-binding poll to find Cosby not guilty on all three counts.
The juror noted that in the end, the two holdouts in finding Cosby guilty on two accounts were "not moving, no matter what." After 30 hours of deliberations, the jury told the judge that they were deadlocked, but ultimately pressed on for an additional 22 hours before giving up hope of an unanimous resolution.
“There was no budging, and there was none from there on out," the juror said of the initial deadlock.
The juror also noted that they were good about not taking into account any of the stories from other women who have claimed to have been drugged and sexually assaulted by The Cosby Show star. “We never brought anything outside in,” the juror explained. “Never. Not once. If somebody would mention something, we would cut them off.”
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Needless to say, the days of deliberation got intense. “People couldn’t even pace,” the juror said of one of the smaller rooms they were holed up in while trying to come to a verdict. “They were just literally walking in circles where they were standing because they were losing their minds. People would just start crying out of nowhere, we wouldn’t even be talking about [the case] -- and people would just start crying.”
The juror recalled that at one point, one of the men punched a wall and may have broken his pinky knuckle. "If we kept going, there was definitely going to be a fight," the juror said. "They had five sheriff’s deputies at the door and they could hear us and they kept coming in because they thought we were already fighting.”
Despite tensions running high in the deliberation room, the juror added that they are all still in contact with one another via text and phone.