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Bill Cosby's own deposition in his sexual assault trial was enough to convince jury members he was guilty of drugging and forcing himself upon Andrea Constand, according to one juror.

The jurors deliberated for nearly 15 hours over two days before announcing the verdict, and on Monday (30Apr18), jury member Harrison Snyder explained it was Cosby's own words which sealed his fate in the criminal retrial.

Harrison Snyder told ABC's Good Morning America that it "wasn't an open and shut case" and the decision was very much influenced by what played out in the courtroom.

The 22-year-old juror said that he was "a little young" to have watched Cosby's show and that it was Cosby's own admission that he had drugged women that was the deciding factor for him in convicting the comedian.

But to anyone who questions the verdict, which found Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault: "If you were there, you would say the same thing".

Unlike the first trial, prosecutors were allowed to call five other women to testify that Cosby assaulted them in the same manner. In the first trial, there was one and when you have five, they just have such prejudicial value and I think it just overwhelmed the jury. They said race and the #MeToo movement were never discussed.

"Not once were race or the #MeToo movement ever discussed, nor did either factor into our decision, as implied in various media outlets".

Cosby, 80, is now on bail in his Philadelphia home but faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars as he awaits sentencing within the next three months. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching".


The column, published Saturday evening, says Cosby repeatedly spoke to Page Six over the past year with the agreement that nothing could be shared publicly during the legal proceeding. He referred to prison as 'that place'. In the same testimony, The Cosby Show actor also revealed he repeatedly used his position of power to have sex with young women he met, per ABC News.

But Snyder said testimony from the other women did not push the decision over the top.

"We never offered Mr. Cosby a plea deal at any time".

District Attorney Kevin R. Steele of Pennsylvania's Montgomery County vowed to have Cosby back in court.

Bill Cosby is now a prisoner in his home in Philadelphia. "I give her quaaludes". But he will not go quietly into his prison cell.

"So, if they send me to that place, then that's what they will do, and I will have to go there".

Judge Steven T. O'Neill, who presided over both the first trial and the retrial, ruled against the defense on this issue both times.


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