Bill Cosby juror: I was convinced by comedy icon's own words

Tuesday, 01 May, 2018

It will be telling to see what the rest of the jury - there were five women and seven men, and three jurors said they or a family member had been the victim of a sexual assault - feel the same way as this young, white, male juror, who said that it was Cosby's words, rather than the words of his victims, that clinched his decision. "Mr. Cosby admitted to giving Quaaludes to women, young women, in order to have sex with them".

The disgraced actor was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in a Pennsylvania court on Thursday (26Apr18) for his January, 2004 attack on Constand, a former employee at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University. Race and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct were never discussed, according to the statement, obtained by NBC's "Today" show.

Snyder, 22, said he was uncertain of Cosby's guilt before deliberating with the other jurors, believing it wasn't an open-and-shut case.

Snyder said he didn't know much about the 80-year-old comedian before the trial and knew nothing of the allegations.

"Look, guys, let's keep this in perspective", she said in a press conference held at Planned Parenthood's NY offices. He added: "I never watched The Cosby Show or anything".

ABC Chief Legal Analyst and Law&Crime founder Dan Abrams said that this could be key for the prosecution should Cosby appeal, because defense attorneys sometimes look to jurors' comments after a trial.

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'No drugs or contraband or influence of escape, ' McNaughton said. I don't think it really necessarily mattered that these other five women were here, because he said it himself.

He said the #MeToo movement wasn't a factor in his decision.

Following the guilty verdict at the retrial, Cosby was ordered to remain in his home until a sentence is handed down.

Cosby reportedly paid Constand almost $3.4 million in a 2006 civil settlement.

"After considerate and meticulous consideration of the data and proof offered to us, we got here to our unanimous verdict", the jury stated within the assertion.

Feden, who worked out a deal to stay as a special prosecutor after leaving for private practice, said she felt "that needed to be exposed".

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, as Constand has done.