Although 10 of the 12 jurors who participated in Bill Cosby’s highly-publicized trial believed the comedian was guilty of aggravated sexual assault, the other two kept him from getting convicted.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News published Wednesday, one of the jurors, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that after days of deliberations 10 of the 12 members of the jury agreed Cosby was guilty on two of three counts of sexual assault. On the other count, however, only one member of the jury believed he was guilty.
On the first count, the jury voted 10 to two to find Cosby guilty of digitally penetrating accuser Andrea Constadt without her consent, the juror revealed to ABC. On the second count the jury voted 11 to one to acquit Cosby of the charge that Constand was unconscious or unaware during the alleged incident. On the third count the jury voted 10 to two in favor of finding Cosby guilty of giving Constand drugs or intoxicants without her knowledge, impairing her ability to resist sexual advances from the comedian.
The two holdouts against the guilty charges on counts one and three were “not moving, no matter what,” the anonymous juror told ABC. After about 30 hours of deliberations the jury became deadlocked and didn’t come to a unanimous resolution despite 22 additional hours of deliberations on the case.
“There was no budging,” after the first deadlock, the juror revealed, “and there was none from there on out.”
Although the jury didn’t reach a unanimous decision on any of the three counts against Cosby, District Attorney Kevin Steele plans to retry the case at a later date. Until then, the comedian is a free, innocent man.