Bill Cosby Trial: Jury Had 2 Not Guilty Holdouts
A majority of the jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial wanted to convict him.
A juror spoke out about the deliberations following the mistrial verdict, saying 10 of the jurors believed the actor had drugged and digitally penetrated Andrea Constand without her consent. They also reportedly voted 11 to 1 in favor of acquittal on the count Cosby’s alleged victim was unconscious or unaware of what was done to her.
Here’s what’s shocking. The juror says when they first went into the jury deliberation room they took a straw vote — non-binding — and “overwhelmingly voted to find Cosby not guilty.” It’s unclear what discussions changed so many minds.
In the end, the 2 jurors who felt Cosby was not guilty were not budging, so a mistrial was declared.