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

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

Snyder's sentiments echoed similar statements from some jurors in Cosby's first trial, which ended in a mistrial and hung jury in June, who cited the sworn testimony that the comedy icon gave as part of a lawsuit accuser Andrea Constand filed against him in 2005, which later settled for almost $3.4 million.

"I never watched "The Cosby Show" or anything", he said in the interview ABC aired Monday.

Following Thursday's (Apr. 26) verdict where he was found guilty of three counts of felony indecent aggravated assault against Andrea Constand, Bill Cosby says he is preparing for his potential 30-year prison stint by channeling the spirit of Nelson Mandela.

Speaking out for the first time, the jury that convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial said Monday it found the comedian's chief accuser to be "credible and compelling", adding its verdict had nothing to do with the #MeToo movement or any another factor outside the courtroom. Snyder was referring to Cosby's testimony in a lawsuit filed against him more than a decade ago by Andrea Constand, a case that Cosby eventually settled for $3.4 million. He could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for each count on which he was convicted.

Snyder added he was a "little too young" to know about Cosby's legacy, which includes the iconic The Cosby Show sitcom. He was once known as America's Dad. He has maintained his innocence. His publicist has declared his conviction a "public lynching".

"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.

"After thoughtful and meticulous consideration of the information and evidence provided to us, we came to our unanimous verdict", the jury said.




"It was his deposition, really", Harrison Snyder told "Good Morning America".

This came nearly 11 months after a mistrial at Cosby's first trial when the jury failed to reach a verdict. "So, if they send me to that place, then that's what they will do, and I will have to go there".

Prosecutors said they are confident Cosby's conviction will stand.

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 said he rejected a plea deal that would have required him to serve house arrest and register as a sex offender. That he used these drugs on other women'.

"Why take a deal?"

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