Cosby juror: Comedian's talk of quaaludes led to conviction

ImageBill Cosby as he left the Montgomery County Courthouse after being found

"I think it was his deposition, really", said Harrison Snyder, 22, of Montgomery County in the USA state of Pennsylvania, in an interview with ABC News.

The investigation into Cosby was reopened in July 2015 after a federal judge, acting on a request from The Associated Press, unsealed portions of Cosby's deposition testimony from a civil lawsuit he settled with Constand in 2006 for $3.4 million US.

He explained that although there were inconsistencies in Constand's testimony, Dr. Barbara Ziv, a psychiatrist who took the stand, said discrepancies are not out of the norm.

"That was the most sickening part of this all", she said. I didn't do what they said I did. "When people in positions of power use that power to victimize people, I find that to be beyond disgusting".

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Speaking out for the first time, the jury that convicted Bill Cosby at his sexual assault retrial said Monday its decision was influenced only by what happened in court. This same testimony was read to jurors at both trials. He added: "I never watched The Cosby Show or anything".

They claimed that then-D.A. Bruce Castor promised Cosby he would never be prosecuted in the Constand case and that this promise extended to all future holders of the district attorney's office.

Judge Steven O'Neill's court crier called Ryan with the news that a verdict was in around lunchtime, about 14 hours after jurors started deliberating. "I just tell them that if you were there, you would say the same thing - that he's guilty".

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He cited the testimony of prosecutors' first witness - Dr Barbara Ziv, an expert in sexual assault victim behaviour - as key to explaining away numerous attacks the defense lobbed at Constand for inconsistencies in the story she told police.

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.

Interestingly enough, the jurors also released an official statement and said the recent #MeToo movement was not an influencing factor as it wasn't discussed at all during the deliberation. "I didn't even know about the #MeToo movement".

The 80-year-old Cosby is a prisoner in his own home and faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars as he awaits sentencing.

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

Snyder's sentiments on Cosby's deposition echoed similar statements from some jurors in the entertainer's first trial, which ended in a mistrial and hung jury in June.

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