Cosby Juror Explains Why He Didn't Believe Accuser

'She went up to his house with a bare midriff and incense and bath salts'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2017 2:40 PM CDT
Cosby Juror Explains Why He Didn't Believe Accuser
Andrea Constand walks from the courtroom during Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

Another Bill Cosby juror has spoken out anonymously, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that votes were split "up the middle: young and old, black and white, men and women." He blamed that on the language to describe the charges being confusing and "too legal," saying jurors debated terms like "reckless" and "severely impaired." When they asked to review testimony during deliberations, "we were trying to match the testimony up with the charges," he said. "Everybody’s interpretation of those words was something different." As for his own vote, he wouldn't say what it was, but he did mention he did not find accuser Andrea Constand believable.

"She was well-coached," he said of Constand’s testimony. "Let’s face it: She went up to his house with a bare midriff and incense and bath salts. What the heck?" He added that she should have gone to Cosby's home "dressed properly" and she should have "left the incense [a gift for Cosby] in the store." CNN, CBS, and the AP also have new interviews with an anonymous juror or jurors, and while it's not clear whether it's the same one, the sentiments expressed were similar. "When you ask for help on your resume, on your resignation letter, which she did, and he, Mr. Cosby, invites her to his home and she arrives in a bare midriff with incense and bath salts, that's a question," said the juror the AP spoke to. (Cosby plans to lecture on sex assault.)

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