After 52 hours of being holed up in a room together at the courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the 12 jurors were not able to come to a unanimous decision, which resulted in a mistrial. Bobby Dugan was one of those jurors and told ABC News that he is disappointed that they were not able to reach a verdict. Cosby was charged with 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. More than other 50 women have come forward with similar claims that the 79-year-old comedian drugged and/or sexually assaulted them, but Cosby has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and has only been criminally charged in the alleged incident between himself and Constand.
"We couldn’t really get anything down to like a solid thing and that just frustrated people," Dugan said. "I have had a regret I guess when we came to the final deadlock decision, and it has kind of been eating at my mind, like, this could have all been done with."
The 21-year-old juror admitted that he "was a fan" of Cosby prior to the six-day trial, and didn't initially think that he was guilty until he listened to "people's opinions and hearing their arguments."
One instance that stuck out to Dugan was upon hearing an excerpt from Cosby's deposition in 2005 during the civil trial between himself and Constand that was settled out of court. "When they were asking him if he would use the word consent, he said, 'I wouldn’t use that word,'" he noted. "I was like, 'You pretty much said it there yourself, man.'"
"Somebody brought it up inside the room the deliberation room and so when we went back out to hear it just like lit up a light bulb in my head," Dugan remembered. "It was all he said, she said, and what it really comes down to is who are you going to believe more and that was all it was."
Dugan said that the long hours of deliberation took a toll on some of the jurors. "The most intense moment, I think, was when there was about four people crying in the room," he said. "One was out in the hallway pacing, visibly upset."
Dugan is the latest juror to speak out about the mistrial. According to one juror, who wanted to remain anonymous, 10 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.
This juror also recalled how intense things got during deliberation. “People couldn’t even pace,” the juror told ABC News 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.”
Another juror, who also chose to remain anonymous, spoke to CNN about the deliberations, and admitted that he found some holes in the defense's case. "We had no real new evidence," he said. "There was no soiled clothing, no smoking gun, no new evidence."