Cosby juror describes regret, others crying

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Cosby juror describes regret, others crying. Sarah Bloomquist reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on June 26, 2017. (WPVI)

This is the first juror to go on camera since the Bill Cosby case wrapped up a week and a half ago.

Twenty-one-year-old Bobby Dugan says he still agonizes over the fact that the 12 jurors couldn't reach a verdict.


Dugan described intense days as the jury in Bill Cosby sexual assault case tried to reach a verdict on the three charges against the comedian.

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

The jury deliberated for 52 hours over five days. Dugan says he agonizes over the fact that the 12 jurors couldn't reach a verdict.

"I have had regret, I guess, when we came to the final deadlock decision, and it has kind of been eating in my mind like this could have all been done with," Dugan said.


Dugan says it was Cosby's word versus the account of his accuser, Andrea Constand, who says Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her back in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual, but Dugan feels Cosby's own words made him feel the comedian was guilty.

"What he said himself, I think it was the 2005 deposition, when they were asking him if he would use the word consent he said, I wouldn't use that word. And 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, it just lit up a lightbulb in my head," Dugan said.

Finally, Dugan said Cosby's celebrity loomed large and likely contributed to the outcome of a deadlocked jury.

"Definitely, I think if this was a regular average Joe, it probably wouldn't have taken that long," Dugan said.

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