Juror: Cosby's Own Words Doomed Him

Cosby juror: I was convinced by comedy icon's deposition

Bill Cosby trial juror says he has 'no doubt' jury came to the right conclusion

"Mr. Cosby admitted to giving these quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them", juror Harrison Snyder said on Good Morning America.

Snyder told ABC that he had been unfamiliar with Cosby and the (hash) MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment before the trial because he does not watch the news and that he was not initially sure that Cosby was guilty.

In the deposition from the 2005 civil lawsuit filed by Constand, Cosby described giving drugs, including the sedative Quaaludes, and alcohol to women before sex, hosting Constand at his home and a slew of other acts.

Prosecutors used Cosby's statements - which confirmed much of Constand's story and referenced his use of drugs in sexual encounters with other women - against him at both trials.

Cosby now faces 10 years in prison on each count. To Feden and Ryan, however, the man known for playing Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" was just another predator whose victims were finally being heard.

On 26 April 2018, comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

The deposition amounted to the closest thing to a confession anyone was likely to see from Cosby, who maintained his innocence even as his number of accusers climbed into well into the double-digits. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching", and his lawyers have vowed to appeal.

"Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor in our decision", the statement read. Race and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct were never discussed, according to the statement, obtained by NBC's "Today" show.


Meanwhile, the jury forewoman released a statement to say that the verdict was based exclusively on the evidence.

The Post said it also interviewed Cosby previous year during his first trial, which ended in a mistrial because of a hung jury.

During the trial, a further five women were permitted to give evidence that Cosby had assaulted them too.

He revealed that some agree Cosby is guilty, but others have told them they are still convinced he is innocent.

"This is what they wanted", Cosby told the New York Post's Page Six after his conviction.

Two days after Cosby's conviction, law books and papers were still strewn on a long table in the war room where prosecutors plotted their strategy: leading off with an expert to educate the jury in victim behavior, successfully fighting to call five additional accusers and fending off the defense's allegations that Constand was a scammer framing Cosby for a big payday.

Cosby had claimed the sex was consensual.

It was then Cosby reportedly shouted: 'He doesn't have a plane, you a-hole!'

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