Only one Cosby juror believed accuser was unconscious during the alleged assault

Only one Cosby juror believed accuser was unconscious during the alleged assault

Only one Cosby juror believed accuser was unconscious during the alleged assault

We're learning more about what happened in the jury room for the Bill Cosby sexual assault case that ended in a mistrial last weekend.

When it came to the count of whether Cosby had digitally penetrated Andrea Constand without her consent, the unidentified juror revealed that the vote was 10-2 finding him guilty.

Another juror told ABC News that jurors voted 10-2 to convict Cosby on two counts.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the juror said the panel was leaning towards convicting Cosby on two counts.

However, the juror said they initially voted in a non-binding poll to find Cosby not guilty on all three counts.

His accuser, Andrea Constand, alleges Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his home in 2004.

Despite opposition from both the prosecution and defense, county Judge Steven T. O'Neill Wednesday released the names of the 12 jurors and six alternate jurors from Allegheny County who heard the Cosby case.

Two more jurors in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial spoke out Thursday - refuting earlier claims that the majority of the jury wanted to convict the funnyman.

"People would just start crying out of nowhere, we wouldn't even be talking about (the case) - and people would just start crying". And the jury was again deadlocked on the third count: that Cosby gave Constand drugs or intoxicants-without her knowledge-to impair her.

The judge plans to hold Cosby's second trial in the next four months.

He also talked about the tense atmosphere as jurors spent almost a week deliberating in close quarters, a room 13 feet by 16 feet.

The juror spoke with ABC News on the condition of anonymity because jurors were told not to comment on the proceedings inside the jury room. Prosecutors and defense lawyers had argued they should remain secret, saying releasing them would make it more hard to select a jury in Cosby's second trial.

The judge presiding over the Bill Cosby case ruled to release the names of the jurors Wednesday.

The juror who spoke to the AP questioned the long delay in bringing charges against the TV star, suggesting that "no new evidence from '05 to now has showed up, no stained clothing, no smoking gun, nothing". And only one of the jurors thought he was guilty on the second count.

"Withholding the names of the jurors in this case until the declaration of a mistrial was necessary to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the jurors with the ends of ensuring a fair and impartial trial", O'Neill said.

"If we kept going, there was definitely going to be a fight", the juror said.

The Cosby trial started June 5 and testimony concluded June 9.

But - along with the prosecution and defense, who came together on a motion to suppress the names - he anxious that any discussion about how they voted could prejudice a new jury.

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