Bill Cosby Trial Juror Talks Tears, Tension During 52-Hour Deliberation

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Bill Cosby trial juror Bobby Dugan

"The most intense moment, I think, was when there was about four people crying in the room."

One of the 12 jurors assigned to Bill Cosby's sexual assault case sat down with Good Morning America to discuss the "agony" of the long deliberations surrounding Cosby's case, which resulted in a mistrial.

"The most intense moment, I think, was when there was about four people crying in the room," said Bobby Dugan in the interview that aired Monday. "One was out in the hallway pacing, visibly upset."

He continued: "We couldn’t really get anything down to like a solid thing, and that just frustrated people." The 21-year-old juror said he had been a fan of Cosby's, initially thinking he was innocent, but changed his mind over the course of the trial. 

While Dugan thinks Cosby is guilty, he thinks the prosecution would have done better with more "substantial evidence." He also thinks that if Cosby hadn't been famous, deliberations wouldn't have taken 52 hours.

"I have had, like, 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," he said.

Cosby was charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault in 2015 stemming from a 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand at his home in Pennsylvania.

"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," said Dugan.

 

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