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Judge orders release of names of jurors in Bill Cosby trial

Alternate juror Mike McCloskey said Monday he was "ridiculously sick" when he found out the main jury couldn't reach a verdict.

On Saturday, a Pennsylvania judge granted a mistrial after the jury had announced that they were deadlocked for the second time in the trial of Bill Cosby.

A mistrial was declared Saturday in Cosby's sex assault trial near Philadelphia.

Thus far, only a single alternate juror, one of six who heard the evidence but did not participate in deliberations, has spoken out, telling a Pittsburgh radio station he would have voted to convict Cosby.

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, a juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case said that after dozens of hours of grueling deliberations in a tiny room, 10 of the 12 jurors agreed he was guilty on two counts.

The voting breakdown remains unknown, and jurors are not allowed to share those numbers, the judge ruled.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill granted requests from various media outlets to release the names of the jurors in the two-week trial. The judge has to balance two constitutional issues: the right to a free press and Bill Cosby's right to a fair trial.

Judge Steven O'Neill said Tuesday that he promised jurors privacy when they were selected.

Cosby, 79, had been charged in 2015 with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault stemming from a 2004 incident involving Constand at his home in Pennsylvania.

There is nothing preventing the jurors from speaking to the media, if they choose.

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At the start of deliberations, the jurors all voted to acquit Cosby on all three charges before they began discussing the case.

McCloskey also detailed an eerie bus ride as the sequestered panel was bused the 300 miles from Norristown, PA to Pittsburgh-during which no one spoke.

In a tweet, Andrea Constand expressed gratitude for her supporters.

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

Cosby maintains that the encounter in 2004 was consensual. Cosby was in the courtroom every day but did not take the stand; Constand did, for almost 10 hours.

The names of the jurors were emailed by the court to media organizations.

"It can never be clearer that if you speak up, you could be chilling the justice system in the future if jurors are needed in this case", O'Neill told them.

The jury reported a deadlock after about 30 hours of deliberations over four days, but kept trying after O'Neill read what's known as a "dynamite" charge.

The AP does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. They are interested in finding out how close the jury came to reaching a verdict.

The document said the court had "significant concerns" over publication of the names during the trial, when attempts to contact jurors' families and friends, who would likely have contacted the jurors, would have caused "consternation and distraction from their sworn duty".

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